SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
November 29, 2017 – Vol. #14 Issue #5 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
The SATELLITE Experience
Lindsey Fuller Show Director

The SATELLITE program boasts impressive speakers leading discussions on the future of satellite connectivity and how the landscape is changing for so many markets. Juliane Gallina, IBM Watson; Mark Spiwak, Boeing; Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX and more have already said yes to being a part of this larger conversation. The conversations in these sessions are a very important part of the experience, but SATELLITE week is about so much more. Your experiences and interactions outside of those sessions are just as important to create a comprehensive SATELLITE week.

To help you navigate all of the activities, here are a few “can’t miss” events and attractions at SATELLITE 2018:

SGx – Back for the third year in a row, SGx is a series of fast-paced TEDx-style talks from aerospace leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. SGx bridges the gap between veterans in the aerospace industry and professionals who are attracted… Read More»


Take Advantage of Free Exhibit Hall Passes and Discounted Conference Passes!

Right now you can sign up to walk the largest show floor displaying satellite-enabled products and services at no cost! From testing products, connecting with vendors, running into old friends, and meeting new contacts, the SATELLITE exhibition is unrivaled in value. Plus, you'll have access to the 2nd Annual Startup Space competition and live tech demos in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, happening right on the show floor.

So hurry up and grab your FREE pass and up to $500 off a conference pass! Prices increase after December 14, 2017.

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conference update

We have some of our first speaker announcements for the 2018 Finance Forum! We are pleased to have our friends at Northern Sky Research (NSR) return as this year’s Finance Forum content partner for SATELLITE 2018! Christopher Baugh, NSR President, and his team of researchers have put together a program that is focused on future space investments, competitiveness among new entrants, and the financial impact of the future satellite ecosystem battle happening between Low-Earth and Geosynchronous orbit.

Gilles Thorne, Telecoms Equity Research Analyst for Jefferies & Company, and Andrew Spinola, Vice President of Equity Research for Wells Fargo, will be speaking during the Finance Forum’s opening panel session, “Reading the Tea Leaves- What do the Analysts Say?” on Monday, March 12 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The session, led by Christopher Baugh, will answer tough questions about satellite financing, including: Is the satellite industry still a good avenue for investment with… Read More»

exhibition update

If you’re looking to break news at SATELLITE about your company’s disruptive, industry-changing technology, a new partnership with a customer that’s going to drive massive growth or any announcement you’re looking to get out to the entire communications community, including mainstream and industry media, there’s no better venue at SATELLITE 2018 than a Big Deal, Big Reveal Keynote! The Big Deal, Big Reveal program provides your company with an hour-long presentation opportunity, located in Ballroom A of the convention center and open to all attendees, where you can become an integral part of the conference program and have a dedicated forum to present on the topic of your choice.  A robust, months-long outreach program is included to ensure that attendees and press have your presentation on their radar prior to the event, and the on-site ballroom experience on the big stage at SATELLITE puts you in the perfect position… Read More»


Join us at SGx for a series of fast-paced TEDx-style inspiration talks from aerospace innovators and leaders! This year’s SGx program was built in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), and promises to be one of the most engaging and compelling events at SATELLITE 2018! Don't forget to register today to secure your spot because prices increase December 14!

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satellite market update

SpaceX Testifies: First Prototype Satellite Coming This Year
Via Satellite, November 2, 2017 - SpaceX is on track to begin launching its broadband constellation as early as 2019, and aims to have the full system on orbit by 2024. In an Oct. 25 testimony delivered to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, SpaceX Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs Patricia Cooper reaffirmed the company’s plans...

Inmarsat to Verify Third-Party Apps on SwiftBroadband-Safety
Via Satellite, November 10, 2017 - Inmarsat has launched a program to certify third-party commercial applications for use on its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform. The company said its Certified Application Provider (CAP) program is open to established application providers and developers. A two-step certification process tests and optimizes applications compatible with the flight deck platform...

Spire Raises $70 Million in Latest Funding Round
Via Satellite, November 15, 2017 - Spire Global announced it raised $70 million in its Series C financing round, and stated too that it will be opening a new office in Luxembourg, which will serve as its European headquarters. The Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) announced it has committed to becoming a shareholder in Spire. According to Spire, the new office and funding will increase...

$518 Million Down the Drain: Weather Satellite Will Never Launch
Via Satellite, November 20, 2017 - Aerial & Maritime (A&M) has secured an additional investment of $5 million from a group of investors to scale up its nanosatellite network, bringing its total funding to $12.2 million. A&M is the first spin-out project from GomSpace which has now attracted further investment. According to Gomspace, this is proof that the company...

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