ViaSat buys satellite modem/spacecraft tech

|By:, SA News Editor

ViaSat (VSAT -1.2%) has bought a high-rate satellite modem product line, along with "custom spacecraft technologies for Earth observation," from private Gray Labs. Deal terms are undisclosed.

ViaSat: "The output of ISR sensors is growing exponentially, so maximizing satellite data rates is increasingly important ... The expertise we obtained from Gray Labs in high-rate communications gives us important new ways to deliver a higher level of performance and increased data throughput for commercial and government customers."

Last month, ViaSat announced it's buying Wi-Fi management services firm NetNearU.