A little more Ka, okay?

LiveTV is not the only firm taking a serious look at the Ka-band satellite space. ViaSat, which is currently working with T-Mobile and others to bring a Ku-band-based in-flight connectivity service back to Lufthansa, is also keeping its fingers in the Ka pot.

Indeed, ViaSat is taking some significant initiative on this front, with plans for launching its own Ka-band satellite in a couple of years, as referenced here and here.

Asked whether ViaSat’s strategy will one day involve in-flight connectivity, ViaSat director of regulatory affairs Daryl Hunter says: “I think it’s safe to say that we are looking at all sorts of applications for Ka-band.”

Well wink, wink to you too.

Check out ViaSat’s video about what it claims will be “the highest capacity satellite ever built”:


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2 Responses to A little more Ka, okay?

  1. alloycowboy April 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    You know a fleet of these satalites could fund Space-X’s whole operation. They wouldn’t need any other customers. I wonder if Elon Musk has considered establishing a Telecommunications company?

  2. Ludwig von Hapsburg XII "Stinky" April 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    Easy Pards!

    Sounds to me like you have been watching too many James Bond movies.

    I recall Hugo Drax was the baddie with plans to have city in space. He also had a pet python and had a knack for being an indian giver with his Moonraker shuttles. You sound like a nice guy so I would hate to send Holly Goodhead your way, armed with a platoon of nasty laser-weilding government guys.

    Kudos to RWG for successfully spelling Luftstansa…Luftansa…whatever, snobby college people.