SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
January 10, 2018 – Vol. #14 Issue #7 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
New Year, New SATELLITE, New Connections
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Lindsey Fuller Show Director

In case you haven’t heard it enough – Happy New Year!  This is the time when everyone gets into the “new year, new me” mindset, setting goals to “remake” themselves in the coming year.  January 1st seems to hold a power over a majority of people, being the one chance they have to work towards achievements and to hit the reset button in the hopes of a smoother/more efficient/more successful year.

While I believe in self-reflection to improve your surroundings – and January 1st provides a logical time to do that – I also believe in not waiting for a specific date to look inward.  Why must it be January 1st and not February 15th, April 1st or even October 10th?  Okay, maybe not April 1st, but my point is that the best time to start improving, personally or professionally, is when you are ready to make those improvements!

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Official hotels for SATELLITE 2018 are now open for booking! Make sure you book directly through MCI USA, formerly Wyndham Jade, the only official housing partner of SATELLITE 2018. You can book individually or as a group, but remember to book early to secure the best pricing at the best hotels because there is limited availability!

There’s a BIG General Session announcement coming soon!  Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks for information about a not-to-be-missed SATELLITE session that will cover the changing economics of space.

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conference update

We’re very excited to announce that Glen DeVos, CTO, Aptiv, will speak on our connected car panel at SATELLITE 2018, titled IoT on the Road: Connected Consumer Vehicles, OTT, and the Self-Driving Car. The panel, which is part of our Mobile Connectivity Forum, will take place on Thursday, March 15. Aptiv was recently created as a spin-off of Silicon Valley-based software company, Delphi Electronics. They are a major technology partner of the popular ride-sharing app, Lyft. DeVos began his career at Delphi in 1992 and following several progressive engineering and managerial roles in infotainment and user experience, was named vice president, Global Engineering for Delphi E&S in 2012 before being named CTO of its new Aptiv Spinoff.

Bob Smith, the new CEO of Blue Origin, will speak during the SATELLITE 2018 Monday Closing Session - Launch Services Panel: Breaking Through the Bottleneck, on Monday, March 12. Bob came to… Read More»

exhibition update

The SATELLITE team would like to extend a warm welcome to our first-time exhibitors:

Aerospace Valley, AirBorn Inc., ALE Co Ltd, Amphenol Military and Aerospace Operations, Apogee Applied Research, Inc., ASA Astrosysteme Austria, Astronics AeroSat Corp., Broadpeak, C2TECH, Cornwall UK, EndRun Technologies, Filtronic, Hermerc System, i3D MFG, IMT Vislink, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), inTEST Thermal Solutions, INVAP, Isotropic Systems, JQL Electronics Inc., Kubos, Losberger, Microchip Technology Inc., Nextmove Technologies, Rover Laboratories, Sky and Space Global, Spire, Start of the Art, Inc., Subsentio, Thompson Precision, Toner Cable Equipment Inc., TSI Solutions, Universal Microwave Technology, W.L. Gore & Associates, and Wind River

Want to join these companies – and hundreds more satellite and aerospace leaders on the show floor at SATELLITE 2018? Contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to find the best location for your company while it’s still available!

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"A little party never hurt nobody..." so 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 and enjoy jazz in a 1920s atmosphere with throwback cocktails and delicious 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!

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Orbital ATK Receives Order for Second In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Vehicle

Intelsat Commits to Second Life Extension Mission

Dulles, Virginia 4 January 2018 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it has been awarded a contract for a second Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-2). The vehicle was ordered by Intelsat S.A. to provide life extension services for an Intelsat satellite. Orbital ATK is now producing MEV-1, the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system, for Intelsat with launch scheduled for late 2018. Under this new agreement, Orbital ATK will manufacture, test and launch MEV-2 and begin mission extension services in mid-2020. The production of the second MEV is part of Orbital ATK’s longer-range plan to establish a fleet of in-orbit servicing vehicles that can address diverse space logistics needs including repair, assembly, refueling and in-space transportation.

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satellite market update

UrtheCast Close to Securing Funding for EO Constellation
Via Satellite, January 2, 2018 -In a recent update on its ongoing corporate initiatives, UrtheCast stated it has entered into an agreement with an institutional investor for $175 million in financing for the company’s UrtheDaily constellation. UrtheCast is currently working closely with the investor to finalize closing documentation...

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Prepares for January Demo Flight
Via Satellite, December 28, 2017 - SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket has gone vertical for the first time on Launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Now upright, the rocket will undergo testing ahead of its first demonstration flight next month...

Vector and Nexus Partner to Bring Cryptocurrency to Space
Via Satellite, December 27, 2017 - Nanosatellite launch provider Vector announced a partnership with Nexus to host its decentralized cryptocurrency in space using Vector’s GalacticSky software-defined satellite platform. According to Nexus, this partnership also allows future Vector customers to pay for launches using Nexus’ cryptocurrency...

5 Business Deals That Shook Up Satellite in 2017
Via Satellite, December 26, 2017 - According to analysts at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), cost reduction targets are driving more Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in aerospace than ever before. 2017 also marked some of the largest transactions on record, as major corporations consolidated to improve their operational efficiency margins and pursue new markets...

SpaceX, Satellite Images and OneWeb – Year in Review
Via Satellite, December 18, 2017 - Like any year in the fast-paced satellite industry, 2017 was brimming with new innovations, earth-shaking business deals, and some competitive drama for good measure. Just in case you missed anything, here’s a wrap-up of our top 10 most read stories of the year...

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