SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
March 12, 2018 – Vol. #14 Issue #12 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Welcome to SATELLITE 2018!
It all starts with a connection
Lindsey Fuller Show Director

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to SATELLITE 2018! On behalf of the SATELLITE and Via Satellite teams, we are delighted you will be joining us in Washington D.C. for what promises to be an exciting and progressive week!

If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late! You can still register online and pick up your badge onsite, or simply register onsite at SATELLITE.

While you are at SATELLITE 2018, here are my top 5 events at SATELLITE that you can’t miss:

SGx on Monday, March 12 – The purpose of SGx is to expose young professionals to the satellite and aerospace industry, and connect them with mentors who can help guide them down their career path. The presentations during SGx are designed to be fast-paced, and showcase a wide-array of experiences and expertise from the community. You can purchase a ticket to SGx during… Read More»


Don't forget about our Tech Demos! Stop by the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater on Wednesday, March 14 to see executives and technical engineers showcase their latest technology and new product launches.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Mission Microwave
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Wind River
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - AQYR
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Cyphre, a RigNet company
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - UHP Networks

there's still time to register
conference update

We are excited to announce that Dave Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will be our special guest Government & Military Forum speaker on Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Redl was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce in November 2017. He serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. He was previously the chief counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. In that role, he served as principal legal advisor to the chairman and members of the Energy and Commerce majority on communications and technology matters.

Also, we are honored to have Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) speak… Read More»

exhibition update

This year’s exhibit hall will feature more than 84,000 square feet of exhibit space, with leading products, services and solutions on display from the world’s most innovative and exciting suppliers, manufacturers and integrators in the satellite and space sectors.  If your company wasn’t able to exhibit at SATELLITE 2018 but would like to have an exhibit presence at SATELLITE 2019, please join us in the Sales Office, located in Booth #1557 on the show floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 12:30 PM on Thursday, March 15 to reserve prime exhibit space for SATELLITE 2019 at a discounted rate!

More than 90% of exhibit space is typically reserved on-site - if you like what you see at SATELLITE 2018 and want to stake your claim to prime space for the 2019 event, please join us on Thursday, March 15 at 12:30 PM in the Sales Office, Booth #1557… Read More»


With more than 14,500 satellite communications professionals expected to attend SATELLITE 2018, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to network with those in attendance!

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press room

Satellite Industry Veteran Will Explain the Need for High Throughput Terminals at SATELLITE 2018 Conference Keynote

John Finney, Founder of Isotropic Systems and former CCO of O3b, to keynote at SATELLITE, the Largest Commercial Satellite Conference and Exhibition in the World

Rockville, MD – Monday, March 5, 2018 – The organizers of SATELLITE 2018 are pleased to announce today that John Finney, founder of Isotropic Systems, will deliver the Lunch Keynote address for all conference attendees on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:15pm. Finney will appear on stage to share his vision of the satellite industry’s future by leveraging the massive high-throughput satellites coming on line by implementing the company’s transformational, next-generation terminal technology.

Isotropic Systems has developed a low-cost, fully electronic tracking terminal for mass-market enterprise and consumer segments. Isotropic Systems’ approach is unique among terminal providers in that it approaches the latent demand for broadband as a commercial… Read More»

satellite market update

SpaceX Launches Satellite the Size of a City Bus
Via Satellite, March 6, 2018 - SpaceX marked its 50th Falcon 9 launch on Tuesday, successfully orbiting a city bus-sized satellite for Spanish operator Hispasat. The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...

Isotropic’s Finney on Unlocking HTS’ Growth Potential
Via Satellite, March 6, 2018 - The satellite industry is in the midst of a major renaissance, overcoming market barriers that have existed for decades and finding new opportunities in a range of verticals. However, as satellite technology in space improves...

The Missing Link to the Last-Mile Strategy to Value Creation in NewSpace
Via Satellite, March 1, 2018 - Have you wondered which NewSpace companies are really generating revenues and creating value today? NewSpace has been a buzzword in the space industry over the last decade, with the foundation ethos of the movement....

Telesat’s New HTS to Triple Bandwidth Speeds in Northern Canada
Via Satellite, February 28, 2018 - Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel is on track to connect all 25 Nunavut communities in northern Canada thanks to its partnership with satellite operator Telesat. In an interview with Via Satellite, Northwestel President Curtis Shaw said...

New Satellites Should Boost 2018 Revenues for Major Operators
Via Satellite, February 27, 2018 - Viasat, Eutelsat, SES, Intelsat and Iridium Communications have all published their financial results for the last quarter of 2017. To see how they fared, check out a quick wrap-up of each...

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