Exploring space

We’re putting forward new solutions to keep space sustainable

Viasat is committed to ensuring the sustainability of the shared and limited parts of space.

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We believe Low-Earth orbit needs particular attention because it’s the area where most satellites are now being launched, and we risk saturating the capacity of those orbits within this decade, which could lead to:

  • Materially increasing risks of collisions
  • Overfilling to the point where space is closed to new applications,
  • Making space more fragile, and
  • Harming the environment, including light pollution and damage to the atmosphere

Viasat is helping move the discussion from one focused on developing an understanding of the problem to one focused on solution — including economic incentives to encourage good and responsible behavior, as well as suitable checks and balances to ensure a few do not spoil things for everyone else.