From December, 2017 to August of 2022, I was the editor of the corporate news site for Viasat, Inc., a global communications company based in Carlsbad, CA.

First ViaSat-3 satellite being put to the test on the ground

Integration and testing is ongoing at Boeing Satellite Systems

Radio waves and how satellites use them

Understanding the basics of radio waves and frequency bands is key to understanding satellite internet technology

Podcast: How operational AI is changing business

Viasat’s Brendan Sullivan on how big data can drive big savings for industry

Podcast: Viasat COO looks to a busy year ahead

In his new role, Kevin Harkenrider is focused on the ViaSat-3 launch

Podcast: Viasat’s Mark Dankberg on the perils and challenges of space pollution

The company’s executive chairman addresses a growing threat to access to space presented by the rise of satellite mega-constellations in low-earth orbit (LEO)

Satellite internet latency: What’s the big deal?

Only some applications are impacted by latency

Space Sweepers: Viasat part of first end-to-end space-debris removal demonstration

Company is providing ground-system support for Astroscale’s mission

Podcast: How business aviation connectivity is changing

Claudio D’Amico and James Person on how Viasat is addressing the challenge

How big is that satellite? A primer on satellite categories

Satellites come in many shapes and sizes for a variety of missions

Five amazing facts about satellites and their orbits

From cannonballs to ‘zombies,’ there’s a lot more to satellites than meets the eye

Viasat’s ground network evolution

Along with our next generation of satellites, newly reimagined ground systems are also part of Viasat’s greatly expanded capacity