SUBMISSION:  
TYPE:  SC 13G
FILING DATE:  20020930
 
COMPANY DATA:  
CONFORMED NAME:  REED CONNER & BIRDWELL LLC
CIK:  860644
IRS NUMBER: 95-4833644 
STATE OF INCORPORATION:  DE
FISCAL YEAR END:  1231

FILING VALUES:  
FORM TYPE:  SC 13G
ACT:  34

SUBMISSION CONTACT:
NAME:  D. BEASLEY
PHONE: 3104784005

BUSINESS ADDRESS:  
STREET1:  11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, SUITE 1700
CITY:  LOS ANGELES
STATE:  CA
ZIP:  90025

                             UNITED STATES 
                   SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
                         Washington, D.C. 20549
                             SCHEDULE 13G
                Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                             VIASAT, INC.
                           (Name of Issuer)


                            Common Stock
                    (Title of Class of Securities)


                              92552V100
                           (CUSIP NUMBER)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to 
Which this Schedule is filed: 

[X] Rule 13d-1(b)
[ ] Rule 13d-1(c)
[ ] Rule 13d-1(d)

Check the following box is a fee is being paid with this statement [  ].
(A fee is not required only if the filing person:  (1) has a previous
statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than five percent
of the class of securities described in item 1; and (2) has filed no
amendment subsequent thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent
or less of such class.)  (See Rule 13d-7).

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class
of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information
which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not
be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provision of
the Act (however, see the Notes).

CUSIP NO. 92552V100
 
1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON & I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO.

Reed Conner & Birdwell, LLC ("RCB") I.R.S. 95-4833644 
 
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP* 
                    (a) [   ]
N/A                 (b) [   ]

3. SEC USE ONLY


4. CITIZENSHIP OF PLACE OR ORGANIZATION

   Delaware

NUMBER OF        5.    SOLE VOTING POWER         1,296,000
SHARES		
BENEFICIALLY     6.    SHARED VOTING POWER        0
OWNED BY
EACH             7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER     1,296,000
REPORTING
PERSON WITH	 8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER   0

9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

1,296,000

10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES 
    CERTAIN SHARES*      [  ]

11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.02%
	
12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

IA

Cusip # 92552V100
Item 1: Reporting Person - Donn B. Conner
Item 4: U.S.A.  
Item 5: 1,296,000
Item 6: None
Item 7: 1,296,000
Item 8: None 
Item 9: 1,296,000
Item 11: 5.02% 
Item 12: IN

Cusip #  92552V100
Item 1: Reporting Person - Jeff Bronchick
Item 4: U.S.A.
Item 5: 1,296,000
Item 6: None
Item 7: 1,296,000
Item 8: None  
Item 9: 1,296,000
Item 11: 5.02% 
Item 12: IN

Item 1.

(a) Name of Issuer: VIASAT, INC.

(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices

6155 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Item 2.	

(a) Name of Person Filing: Reed Conner & Birdwell, LLC

(b) Address of Principal Office:
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA  90025

(c) Citizenship: Delaware LLC
				
(d) Title and Class of Securities: Common Stock 

(e) CUSIP Number: 92552V100
Item 3. If this statement if filed pursuant to 240.13d-1(b)
or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

(e) [X] An investment adviser in accordance with 240.13d-
        1(b)(1)(ii)(E)

Item 4. Ownership

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number
and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer
identified in Item 1.

(a) Amount beneficially owned: Reed Conner & Birdwell 1,296,000

(b) Percent of Class: 5.02%

(c) Number of Shares as to which person has:
 
     (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote 1,296,000

     (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote 0

     (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition 
           of 1,296,000

     (iv) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 
          0

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

N/A


Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of 
        Another Person.

N/A


Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary 
        Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the 
        Parent Holding Company

N/A


Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the 
        Group

N/A

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group

N/A

Item 10. Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief,
the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of
business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the
effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such
securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant
in any transaction having such purpose or effect.

Signature

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief,
I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.

Dated: October 1, 2002


Reed Conner & Birdwell, LLC.


By:  /S/ Donn B. Conner
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Donn B. Conner, President & CEO


By:  /S/ Jeffrey Bronchick
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Jeffrey Bronchick, CIO






JOINT FILING AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-1(F)(1)


This agreement is made pursuant to Rule 13d-1(f)(1) under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act") by and among the
parties listed below, each referred to herein as a "Joint Filer."
The Joint Filers agree that a statement of beneficial ownership
as required by Section 13(d) of the Act and the Rules thereunder
may be filed on each of their behalf on Schedule 13D or Schedule 13G,
as appropriate, and that said joint filing may thereafter be 
amended by further joint filings.  The Joint Filers states that
they each satisfy the requirements for making a joint filing under
Rule 13d-1.


Dated: October 1, 2002


By: /S/ Donn B. Conner
-----------------------------------
Donn B. Conner, President & CEO


By: /S/ Jeffrey Bronchick
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Jeffrey Bronchick, CIO