• ViaSat-1 Launch Trip: Blast Off!

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    Congratulations!  The ViaSat-1 satellite successfully launched at 12:48 AM Baikonur time on Thursday, October 20.  This marks the completion of a major milestone in our plan to reinvent onboard connectivity for our customers by providing a robust and reliable product experience. We did it! Before I give you the brief synopsis of the events leading

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  • ViaSat-1 launch trip: From the Kremlin to Kazakhstan

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    After an exciting first day in Moscow, and being reassured that all was well with the ViaSat-1 satellite at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, your fellow JetBlue Crewmembers who are attending the launch took advantage of a restful night of sleep. This proved itself necessary for the jam-packed day of tourism that lay ahead, followed by an

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  • ViaSat-1 launch trip: Day 1

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    Greetings from Moscow! This is a very important week in JetBlue’s product history for both Customers and Crewmembers. As you likely already know, we’ll be launching “our” satellite, called ViaSat-1, with Business Partner ViaSat! Five lucky Crewmembers will be there for the occasion in addition to a large team of Business Partners who have joined

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  • Agreement with ViaSat formalized

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    We’re pleased to announce today a definitive agreement with ViaSat to deploy the first Ka-band commercial aviation broadband network using ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity Ka-band satellite. The agreement formalizes the memorandum of understanding, entered into last September, in which the companies announced their intention to create the industry’s best in-flight broadband for commercial aviation,

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