From modems to spacecraft and everything in between, having depth of understanding about each part, and an ability to optimize the entire network gives us advantages others lack
Where the storm is in relation to the end-user's antenna or the satellite ground station antennas, as well as the intensity of the storm, has a lot to do with whether it will affect internet service -- if at all.
As Viasat’s Real-Time Earth network expands on the ground, the upcoming ViaSat-3 constellation has the potential to provide an extraordinary additional link in the future.
Viasat’s Real-Time Earth Ground Service Provided Commissioning and Operations Support to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems’ Orbital Test Bed Satellite
Viasat’s role in the OTB program has been to provide initial communications, control and telemetry services to the spacecraft via the Viasat RTE ground station network.