ViaSat and AeroSat Offer True Broadband Communications for VIP Aircraft : New Terminal Combines ViaSat Mobile Satellite Broadband and AeroSat Antenna System

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT), using antenna technology from AeroSat Corporation, is introducing a new broadband communication system for large VIP aircraft. The VMT-1560 Ku-band satellite terminal is engineered for a range of large VIP aircraft, including the Boeing 737 through 747 and Airbus A318 through A380. This newest terminal in the ViaSat aeronautical broadband product family uses the HR6400 antenna and RF subsystem developed and manufactured by AeroSat.

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Passengers onboard aircraft equipped with the VMT-1560 enjoy true broadband access with connection speeds in the 768 kbps to 2 Mbps range, which is higher than any other in-flight broadband service provider. The service supports all familiar applications including e-mail, voice-over-IP (VoIP), web browsing, and VPN for an office-in-the-sky experience. It also supports a premium TV service that allows passengers to access content, such as broadcast television and movies, from their home or office media servers.

The complete system includes the antenna, radome, attachment ring, antenna control unit, high power transceiver, and integrated modem/router. Customers can use the system to connect to ViaSat's growing Ku-band mobile broadband satellite network. With networks already serving aviation and maritime customers over North America, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, and Europe, ViaSat is working with maritime service provider KVH Industries to expand the network, for both airborne and maritime broadband services, to near global coverage by the end of 2009.

About AeroSat (

AeroSat's aviation communications for commercial aircraft and business jets provide revolutionary global broadband service for passengers and crew. Our innovative Ku-band antenna systems enable aircraft to connect to the Internet whether in flight or at the gate, affordably maintaining high-speed connections in every region in the world. Our products are setting the standard for airborne wireless connectivity, television, cell-phone service and text messaging.

About ViaSat (

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies (ICT), and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

Forward-Looking Statements

Portions of this release, particularly statements about network expansion, near global coverage, and the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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