SATELLITE 2017 | March 6 - 9, 2017 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
September 26, 2016 – Vol. #13 Issue #1 Program | exhibit | sponsors | store
March 6 - 9, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
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Lindsey Fuller Show Director

It's time to explore the connected world.  At SATELLITE 2017, we're expanding the reach into the applications that satellite communications makes possible.  The program you'll experience in 2017 will be unlike any other satellite or space program you've ever experienced.  In fact, it will be unlike any SATELLITE program you've ever experienced!

It's less about the specific market you work in, and more about how satellites fit into your daily operations.  What is most important to you?  Delivering entertainment, information, education or hundreds of other applications that enrich our lives on a daily basis?  Connecting to your assets around the world to remotely monitor what's most important to your business?  Identifying and preparing for potential hazards, downtime and threats created by Mother Nature through weather services?  Maybe you care more about the as of yet unrecognized opportunities that space provides and want to discuss possible developments in the future, and affordable… Read More»



Registration for SATELLITE 2017 is now open!  Secure your spot by December 8 to take advantage of the lowest rates on the Conference packages, and free Exhibit Hall Plus passes.


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conference update

We’re excited to be rolling out this year with the SATELLITE 2017 conference program. The first change you will notice is that we are widely expanding our keynote speaking and Engineering Forum to include more than 20 single-speaker or small group presentations, in addition to the SGx program and luncheon keynote speaker, which will both return on Monday of SATELLITE week. These 20- to 30-minute keynote spots will highlight leadership efforts to solve industry-wide challenges, new technological breakthroughs and the results of the latest research and development projects. Speakers will include aerospace executives, innovators and engineers, as well as a list of end-users from enterprise and entertainment industries.

Finally, we will be adding a special guest Thursday keynote speaker to introduce our annual Via Satellite Executive of the Year Winners’ Circle panel, which is our traditional closing session. Our opening and closing general session program has also received a facelift.… Read More»

exhibition update

The SATELLITE show floor features the most innovative products and services that attendees need to increase profitability and stay on the cutting-edge in their respective fields. Having an exhibit presence at SATELLITE 2017 is a must for all suppliers and integrators interested in networking with and selling to decision-makers from more than 100 countries!

To reserve your exhibit space or discuss a customized sponsorship package tailored to your specific goals and needs at the largest and most dynamic event in the global satellite-enabled communications market, contact Michael Cassinelli, Sales Director today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or Ready to reserve your space? Send the completed Exhibit Space Contract to Michael Cassinelli to reserve your booth.

Featured Sponsorship: Mobile App

Put your company’s brand and message right in attendees’ hands with a Mobile App Sponsorship package! Attendees will have the ability to access session content, a schedule of events, exhibitor listings, all general event… Read More»


Stay connected - join the SATELLITE social media communities!  Connect with thousands of communications professionals via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

Have you checked out our YouTube channel?  Coupled with videos and interviews from Via Satellite, you'll find plenty to entertain yourself for hours!  Or, for just a few minutes while you let your mind take a break from the daily grind. Read More»

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Hughes and Airbus Defence and Space Expand Partnership For Resilient, Tactical Military Communications Solutions
Solutions Employing Compact X-band Terminal and Service for Enhanced Operational Agility

Germantown, MD, September 13, 2016 — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, has signed an agreement with Airbus Defence and Space to expand their business partnership to serve growing tactical military communications requirements around the globe.

Under the agreement, Airbus Defence and Space will distribute all models of the Hughes HM System, a flexible satellite networking technology engineered around its software-definable modem (SDM) and scrambled code multiple access (SCMA) waveform. Enabling affordable, resilient solutions for various mobility and portable government user requirements, the HM System’s ultra-compact terminals operate over Airbus Defence and Space’s highly secure Skynet X-band military communications satellite. Hughes will also provide hardware, technology and engineering support related to use of the HM System. Additionally, Hughes… Read More»

satellite market update

SES Government Solutions, Through O3b, Providing Connectivity to DOD

[Via Satellite 08-29-2016] SES Government Solutions (SES GS) has received a contract from a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) end user for low latency satellite communications through O3b Networks. SES, the owner of SES GS, increased its stake in O3b in April, and raised the capital needed for 100 percent ownership in May. The company is now offering both geosynchronous and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications services.

Rockwell Collins Gets Approval for Satellite Connectivity in Brazil

[Via Satellite 08-30-2016] Anatel, the telecommunications regulatory body of Brazil, has given Rockwell Collins the ability to sign distribution and service agreements with any satellite entities and customers operating in the country. The global license authorizes the company to sell satellite services in Brazil.
“Brazil has been investing heavily in a growing network of airport and Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities, and major events like the World Cup and 2016 Rio Games have also driven growth. Rockwell Collins’ ability to provide satellite connectivity will help support that growth, particularly for business aviation customers, where Brazil ranks third in the world after the U.S. and Mexico, ” said David Stanley, vice president, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins.

Eutelsat Increases Telecoms Sans Frontières Support

[Via Satellite 08-30-2016] Eutelsat and Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) specializing in emergency telecommunications, have renewed their partnership agreement initiated in 2007. Based in Pau, France, with additional bases in Mexico and Thailand, TSF is dedicated to facilitating critical communications services in emergency situations when terrestrial networks are disenabled, and also to providing links in extremely remote areas. Within 24 hours of a crisis, TSF can be on the scene anywhere in the world to set up telecommunications centers and the IT equipment required for crisis units, with satellite at the core of the technologies deployed. Since its foundation in 1998, TSF has intervened in more than 70 countries, supporting the work of more than 800 humanitarian organizations.

NASA Selects Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 2 Proposal Winners

[Via Satellite 09-02-2016] NASA has selected 21 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions for Phase 2 of the agency’s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. These selectees are permitted to enter negotiations for possible contract awards worth a combined total of approximately $15.8 million.


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