ViaSat-3 Asia-Pacific

Launch Time
NET June, 2025

In late April 2023, it was announced that Viasat Asia-Pacific will no longer fly on Ariane 6, due to delays in Ariane 6 development as well as the re-manifestation of several payloads from Russian launchers to Ariane vehicles after Russia invaded Ukraine. Viasat is currently evaluating other launch vehicles for this launch. We will keep the rocket set to the Ariane 64 until Viasat re-manifests its satellite onto a different launcher.


Ariane 64
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Planned
Price: $106.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,370 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,650 kg
Payload to GTO: 11,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 63.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 20.0 m

Mission Details

ViaSat-3 APAC (Asia-Pacific)

The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites is expected to provide unprecedented capabilities in terms of service speed and flexibility for a satellite platform. The first two satellites will focus on the Americas and on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), respectively, with the third satellite planned for the APAC region, completing Viasat's global service coverage. Each ViaSat-3 class satellite is expected to deliver more than 1 terabit per second of network capacity and to leverage high levels of flexibility to dynamically direct capacity to where customers are located.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,400.0 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit


ELA-4, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France