SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
November 15, 2017 – Vol. #14 Issue #4 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Controlling the Change That Needs to Happen
Conference Program is LIVE!
Jeffrey Hill Conference Chairman

By the time SATELLITE 2018 opens its doors in March, you will have heard the phrase “transition is nothing new to satellite operators” at least a dozen times. If you’ve been in the industry for longer than a few years, you might even have this phrase tattooed on your arm so you don’t forget that it’s true. The satellite industry has, historically, operated in a way that rewards those who stick to long-term plans stretching several years while surviving a handful of heart attacks along the way. For operators, previous “transitional periods” were largely a matter of timing between technological shifts on the ground, the resulting new requirements and periods of time required to build and launch satellites that met those new requirements. During the past decade of economic recession and recovery, operators have been fortunate enough to enjoy stability due to the varying timeframes of supply and demand in… Read More»


Now that the program is live, it's time to make a plan!

The My Show Planner combines planning and logistics for the conference and exhibit hall into one easy-to-use tool. Find exhibitors, sort by track forums and add personal appointments to make the most of your visit. With tracks in Transportation, Finance, Imagery & Sensing, Mobile Connectivity, Government & Military, Regional Issues, Broadcast & Media, Enterprise, and more, this is the most diverse program in the show’s 37-year history.


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conference update

Clare Grayson, U.S. Department of Defense; Richard Mortellaro, EchoStar Corporation; Nathan Kundtz, Kymeta and Eric Beranger, OneWeb have confirmed that they will participate in our Monday morning opening session on March 12. This year’s Monday opening session will provide an update and overview of the aerospace industry for both first-time attendees and veterans of the SATELLITE show, highlighting technologies and issues that will be a focus of the week-long program.

Christopher Stott, ManSat; Mark Dickinson, Space Data Association; David Ball, Space Environment Research Centre and Mikhail Khailov, Roscosmos will be participating in an exciting panel titled “International Cooperation for Space Situational Awareness” on Thursday, March 15. as part of our new Civil Space Forum.  International cooperation in space activities has flourished for many decades. The benefits of the many global scientific and technological achievements through these cooperative efforts have far surpassed all political boundaries. This panel will explore how safe and reliable access to… Read More»

exhibition update

Looking for a brand-new way to capture thousands of impressions, make invaluable connections and host pre-planned and impromptu meetings at SATELLITE 2018?  Check out the all-new Grand Lobby Lounges.  Located in the corridor between registration and the exhibit hall, these lounges are guaranteed to generate exposure for your company throughout the event, as thousands of event attendees pass right by your lounge as they travel to and from the exhibit hall.  Only two Grand Lobby Lounges are available – contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to learn more about this exciting new turnkey opportunity at the largest commercial space and satellite event in the world.

Still not signed up to exhibit?  The show floor continues to fill up at a record pace, but we’ve still got great exhibit options available.  Contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to find… Read More»


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Liquid Telecom teams with VT iDirect and Telesat to deliver enhanced services to businesses in Africa

New Liquid Telecom VSAT service will combine the power of iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology with Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE Africa Ku-band capacity

Cape Town, November 7, 2017 - Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a leading global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region, and VT iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, to deliver enhanced services to enterprise customers in central and southern Africa.

Liquid Telecom will leverage the iDirect platform to distribute cost-effective satellite services, using Telesat Africa-Africa capacity on the Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite, as part of a multi-year agreement.

Liquid Telecom will deploy iDirect’s Universal Satellite Hub at its teleport in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with the next-generation iQ Desktop remotes to offer Layer 2… Read More»

satellite market update

Hughes to Build OneWeb’s Ground Network for $190 Million
Via Satellite, November 8, 2017 - Hughes Network Systems announced that it has signed a contract for $190 million with OneWeb for the production of a ground network system supporting OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites…

FCC Approves Telesat LEO Constellation Over the US
Via Satellite, November 7, 2017 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted Telesat’s petition to access the United States market with the company’s soon-to-be-deployed global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation…

Broadcom Wants to Buy Out Qualcomm for $130 Billion
Via Satellite, November 6, 2017 - Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average hit new record highs Monday after news broke that Broadcom proposed to acquire Qualcomm in a deal valued at $130 billion…

ESA, ViaSat Partner for ViaSat 3 Components
Via Satellite, November 6, 2017 - ViaSat announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between its subsidiary ViaSat Antenna Systems and the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop key components of the ViaSat 3 satellite communications system with European industry...

Satellite Manufacturers Report Mixed Results for the Third Quarter
Via Satellite, November 3, 2017 - Orbital ATK’s third quarter results came in above analyst estimates with total revenue of $1.2 billion. Revenue came in 16.5 percent higher than the same period last year, primarily due to improved sales across all three of the company’s segments…

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