Locally based ViaSat is postponing the launch of its ViaSat-1 satellite until late September due to problems with another satellite launched in May that uses the same basic chassis. The company is expecting big payoffs from its billion-dollar investment in the delivery of broadband Internet services.

Locally based ViaSat is postponing the launch of its ViaSat-1 satellite until late September due to problems with another satellite launched in May that uses the same basic chassis. The company is expecting big payoffs from its billion-dollar investment in the delivery of broadband Internet services.

VIASAT INC.

CEO: Mark Dankberg.

Revenue: $802 million in FY 2011; $688 million in FY 2010.

Net income: $36 million in FY 2011; $31 million in FY 2010.

No. of local employees: 1,200.

Headquarters: Carlsbad.

Year founded: 1986.

Stock symbol and exchange: VSAT on Nasdaq.

Company description: Provider of satellite equipment and services to government and military customers, and provider of broadband Internet services mainly to rural consumers.

Key factors for success: Attracting the best possible talent and recognizing employees based on their contributions; conservative financial management; and anticipating market trends.

Although ViaSat Inc...

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