SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
February 19, 2018 – Vol. #14 Issue #10 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Gwynne Shotwell is Via Satellite's
2017 Satellite Executive of the Year!
Congratulations Gwynne!
Jeffrey Hill Conference Chairman

Congratulations are in order for Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, who was recently named as Via Satellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year for 2017. Mark Holmes, Editorial DirectorVia Satellite and I recently sat down with Gwynne to talk about the monumental year that SpaceX had and what is to come. Gwynne will be presented with the Satellite Executive of the Year Award on March 14 at SATELLITE 2018.

VIA SATELLITE: What do you see as SpaceX’s greatest accomplishment in 2017?

Shotwell: Pulling off 18 launches and hitting our stride after Flight 29 on Sep. 1 (Amos 6) was key. Recovery from failure is always hard but the worst kind of failure you can have for a launch services provider is when you are on the pad: you lose one of the assets that allows you to launch. So, we got 39A up and running;… Read More»


*New for 2018* SGx will be hosting its first Speed Mentoring event for any SGx registrant who is interested in having a round table discussion with the SGx speakers! This is the perfect opportunity for students and young professionals to ask questions and learn from experienced aerospace industry leaders. Here are some of the confirmed mentors:

  • Dr. Gale AllenActing Chief Scientist, NASA
  • Jenny BarnaDirector of Launch, Spire
  • Justin KuglerBusiness Development Engineer, Made in Space

See the rest of the mentors here!

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conference update

We have exciting additions to the SATELLITE Conference Program!  If you’ve already purchased your All-Access pass, then you are all set to participate in these sessions!

John Ball, Vice President, International Distribution and Technology at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. joins the conversation on DTH Sustainability: A State of the Union Address for Satellite's Most Reliable Market on Monday, March 12.

Dave Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator at National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will deliver the Government & Military Forum keynote address on Wednesday, March 14.

Guillermo Muniz, Director, Satellite and Network Engineering at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. drives the discussion on connected transportation when he guest moderates at the Tuesday Opening General Session: The Satellite Connection: How Operators are Capturing a Larger Piece of the Data-Networking Pie.  Bonus – open to all attendees!

Howard Lance, CEO of Maxar Technologies talks about Accelerating… Read More»

exhibition update

Looking to lead the presentation of your choice, featuring the speakers of your choice at SATELLITE?  Several slots in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater are still available, but time is quickly running out to promote your presentation pre-show to thousands of web site visitors planning their SATELLITE 2018 experience. Unveiled Theater presentations are open to all 14,500+ registrants and getting on attendees’ radar and schedules early is key to driving interest in your company’s presentation and latest technologies. Contact Michael Cassinelli today at or +1 (301) 354-1691 to discuss the best presentation slot for your company while prime slots are still available.

Still interested in being an exhibitor? This is your last chance to be included in the printed SATELLITE Program Guide, which is distributed to all attendees on-site at the event. We’ve got great space options available,… Read More»

Join us for the welcome reception at SATELLITE 2018 with the most popular networking event of the week, the SATELLITE Speakeasy Soiree sponsored by Inmarsat! Step back in time with cigar rollers and enjoy jazz by Gin Ricky's in a 1920s atmosphere with old fashions, flapper girls and delicious small bites. Open to all attendees, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues as you help us kick off SATELLITE week! Special thanks to our sponsor, Inmarsat!
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press room

Rapid Prototyping of Printed Circuit Boards at Satellite 2018

Tualatin, OR., January 2018 — Getting your hands on PCB prototypes quickly is a crucial advantage in electronics development. This is what the LPKF ProtoLaser and ProtoMat are all about. Keep sensitive design data safely in-house, avoid the outsource procurement process, and cover all needs from individual prototypes to mid-size production runs. LPKF is also a GSA contractor and the biggest supplier of PCB prototyping equipment to the US government.

LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at the Satellite 2018 exhibition, which takes place March 12-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Stop by booth #1148 to see a live demo of LPKF’s in-house rapid prototyping equipment.

About LPKF Laser & Electronics Established in 1976, LPKF Laser & Electronics manufactures milling machines and laser systems used… Read More»

satellite market update

Qtum to Launch CubeSat for Cryptocurrency Blockchain Platform
Via Satellite, February 8, 2018 - Qtum Foundation announced a collaboration with the SpaceChain Foundation to launch a standardized CubeSat, which will carry Qtum‘s blockchain software technology on a Raspberry Pi device...

Why the 5G Nationalization Proposal Flopped
Via Satellite, February 7, 2018 - The National Security Council official who lobbied for a U.S. government takeover of 5G deployment has been removed from his White House position, the Washington Post reported. According to an undisclosed administration official....

Successful Falcon Heavy Flight Opens New Doors for SpaceX
Via Satellite, February 6, 2018 - SpaceX conducted the first test flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket this afternoon, qualifying the launch vehicle as the most powerful in operation in the world today. At 3:45 p.m. EST, the Heavy lifted off from Launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida...

Russia, Japan and China Launch Three Successful Missions in a Row
Via Satellite, February 5, 2018 -Russia, Japan and China completed a series of back-to-back-to-back launches between Thursday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 3. Russia’s launch was the first, carrying two Kanopus 5 Earth Observation (EO) satellites into orbit on Feb. 1 on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket. Nine smallsats under Glavkosmos...

Iridium-Based Satcom System Could Be Bargain for Boeing 737 MAX
Via Satellite, January 31, 2018 - Airlines considering purchasing or operating the Boeing 737 MAX have a new option available when considering what type of satellite communications hardware to equip on the aircraft. Miami, Florida-based avionics manufacturer Avionica...

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