SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
March 26, 2018 – Vol. #14 Issue #13 Attend | exhibit | sponsors
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
SATELLITE 2018 Taught us How to Rock in Space
(to the Tune of Space Rock Operas)
See you next year!
Jeffrey Hill Conference Chairman

I’ll get right to the point – SATELLITE 2018 was a huge win for the satellite industry for a long list of reasons that should have left everyone feeling excited about the future. From a show organizer’s perspective, SATELLITE 2018 saw the largest year-over-year increase in attendance that I’ve seen since working on the event. The “big deal” announcements and new product reveals once again flooded our news feeds, and there seemed to be much more certainty in the air regarding our direction as a technology community.

Where to begin? Let’s start on the ground - Not surprisingly, ground terminals and antennas (and newer models that integrate both) were the focus of hardware technology discussions early on at SATELLITE. Isotropic Systems Founder John Finney unveiled his company’s new all-in-one terminal/antenna in a box that ships with dual beam capability. He also announced partnership deals with iDirect, SES, Inmarsat, and OneWeb.… Read More»


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conference update

Conference proceedings will be made available very soon! If you’ve purchased them or were a conference attendee, expect an email from us with instructions on how to access the audio and slides from the 2018 sessions.

SATELLITE 2018’s 2nd Annual Startup Space entrepreneur pitch contest was a tremendous success! Produced in partnership with the Space Frontier Foundation, the competition put 20 entrepreneurs on stage in front of more than a dozen investors and industry leaders for a chance to win guaranteed meetings with investors, free full-access admission to industry events and interviews in Via Satellite magazine.

Each contestant was placed in four groups of five and asked to provide a five-minute pitch to a unique group of investors. The contestant with the highest overall score in each group was recognized as the group winner and the highest overall score of the group winners was recognized as our grand prize winner.

The winners of our groups were announced at the SATELLITE 2018 Awards Celebration and Reception on Wednesday, March 14. The group winners were:… Read More»

exhibition update

Thank you to all SATELLITE 2018 exhibitors for helping make this year’s event the largest and most dynamic in our 37 year history. Your products, services and solutions made the Exhibit Hall a huge attraction for thousands of attendees from all markets utilizing communications via satellite for their businesses, enterprises and military/civil government agencies.

This year’s exhibit hall featured 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, check out our current booth availability and the complete SATELLITE 2019 floor plan and contact Michael Cassinelli at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to secure your spot on the SATELLITE 2019 show floor! Read More»


Mark your calendars!

SATELLITE 2019 will take place on MAY 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention center in Washington, DC. Registration will open this summer, but if you’d like to receive the latest updates please complete this form.

Other Events:

OilComm and FleetComm is your one-stop-shop for sourcing market knowledge and network technology for the energy and transportation community. OilComm and FleetComm will take place on October 3-4, 2018 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX.

DC5G welcomes enterprise markets, local municipalities, telcos, industry experts, satellite service providers, advocates, policy makers and innovative adopters to learn about the potential of the future 5G-connected ecosystem.. DC5G will take place on November 12-13, 2018 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

CyberSat Summit is a unique and powerful opportunity to better understand the most pressing threats to your company’s interests, your readiness to adapt, and how to best prevent attacks. CyberSat Summit will take place on November 14-16, 2018 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.… Read More»

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Washington DC, March 13, 2018 –  At the SATELLITE 2018 conference, The Space Alliance formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) announced today it has officially taken a minority stake in Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, having received all government approvals for the transaction.

BlackSky, the geospatial intelligence company of Spaceflight Industries, is now fulfilling its vision to deploy a high revisit rate earth imaging constellation which, especially when combined with other space and terrestrial based sensors, will enable delivery of innovative global monitoring solutions and geospatial activity-based intelligence products and services. BlackSky’s first four Global next-generation satellites are slated to launch in the next 12 months.… Read More»

satellite market update

SpaceX, ULA Get $645 Million in Air Force Contracts
Via Satellite, March 16, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force has awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA). SpaceX received a $290.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to orbit three...

New Technology Will Offset GEO Sales Declines, Create New Opportunities
Via Satellite, March 15, 2018 - he satellite industry may be bracing for an uncertain future, as the sales of GEO satellites plummet, but new advancements in digital technology — coupled with better, more cost-efficient manufacturing processes...

Isotropic to Develop Consumer Broadband Terminal for OneWeb
Via Satellite, March 13, 2018 - Isotropic Systems announced it will be developing a OneWeb-compatible ultra-low-cost consumer broadband terminal. Isotropic Systems’ will produce the low-cost, fully electronic tracking terminal, enabling...

SES Networks Selects Viasat Phased Array Flat Panel Antenna for O3b mPower
Via Satellite, March 12, 2018 - SES Networks has selected Viasat’s solid-state, fully electronic phased array flat panel antenna for the O3b mPower satellite communications system. The Viasat flat panel antenna will be used for a new generation of....

Eutelsat Exec Discusses Possibility of Full LEO Constellation
Via Satellite, March 9, 2018 - In the run-up to the SATELLITE 2018 Conference & Exhibition, Eutelsat has announced plans to launch its first satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Nanosatellite manufacturer Tyvak International, a subsidiary of Terran Orbital, will build...

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