SATELLITE 2017 | March 6 - 9, 2017 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
October 24, 2016 – Vol. #13 Issue #3 Program | exhibit | sponsors | store
March 6 - 9, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Each Day Gone Brings Us One Day Closer
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ScottChase_Downlink Scott Chase Conference Co-Chairman

The days are getting shorter, and that means that SATELLITE 2017 is getting closer, minute by minute. If you haven’t checked into lately, you should take a thoughtful coffee break with the conference website. Since we parted ways back in mid-March, the global marketplace for satellite-enabled services has continued to expand dramatically. Beginning with Early Bird half a century ago, this ability of the satellite sector to reinvent itself and remain a top player in the worldwide mix of telecom services has been its key differentiator.

Got your coffee? Great - let me take you on a ride through SATELLITE 2017.  Take a look at conference chairman Jeff Hill’s 60-second video on the website. We had hundreds of session and speaker proposals and, as he says, it’s our job to incorporate all the new applications, the new financiers, the new terms, the new customers and end-users into the SATELLITE… Read More»


Arabsat CEO Khalid Balkheyour, Yahsat CEO Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, OneWeb CEO Eric Beranger and Hispasat CEO Carlos Espinós recently confirmed for the Tuesday afternoon general session, International Satellite Operator CEOs – Regional Focus

More conference updates below!

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conference update

We have some very exciting news to share about our SATELLITE 2017 general session program! Here's a sneak peek at the first confirmed speakers.  These sessions are included with your SATELLITE All Access Pass - register today before the Early Bird deadline expires!

Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President Advanced Technology, Kratos and Marco Brancati, CTO, Telespazio will be joining our Monday Morning General Session Satellite CTO and Tech Leaders: Ground Segment Focus on Monday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. Stuart, Marco and technical leaders from the largest ground segment companies discuss the future which begins with the end user and how to reach the large worldwide untapped users so they can receive low cost services from the new constellations and legacy systems. This session is open to all conference attendees.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël and ILS President Kirk Pysher have confirmed that they will speak during our Monday… Read More»

exhibition update

Thousands of professionals involved in connectivity, hardware, access to space, imagery/sensing and finance will be on-hand at SATELLITE 2017 learning, networking and experiencing next-generation technologies and solutions in an ever-expanding Exhibit Hall filled with more than 350 leading vendors.  If you’ve waited to secure your exhibit space for the 2017 show, now is the time to lock in the best available location!  Several prime locations are still available and are shown in blue on the floor plan.  To reserve your exhibit space, download the exhibit space contract form and contact Michael Cassinelli at +1 (301) 354-1691 or

The SATELLITE team would like to extend a warm welcome to our 1st-time exhibitors:

ACTIA Telecom; Amkom Design Group; Ball Aerospace; Changhua Diecasting Industries Co., Ltd.; Chassis Plans; CHENGDU SPACEON TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD; Exoanalytic Solutions, Inc.; Goonhilly Earth Station; HiSky LTD; JONSA Technologies Co., Ltd.; MIRAD microwave AG; NEO Tech; Nexeya; Pelican Products, … Read More»


Professionals travel to SATELLITE from all over the world, with representatives from more than 100 countries in attendance.  While our world may be more connected than it has ever been, it can still be difficult to stay in touch with colleagues and friends throughout the year.  With everyone gathered in one location, we want to make it easy for you to reconnect!  The SATELLITE 2017 Welcome Reception on Monday, March 6 is open to all attendees!

SATELLITE 2017 Welcome Reception
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 6
Join fellow satellite professionals for the opening of SATELLITE 2017 with the most popular networking event of the show! 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 the conference. Read More»

press room

Thuraya, Ooredoo Maldives sign deal to provide fisheries with Satellite Connectivity

Dubai, 19 October 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and Ooredoo Maldives today announced an agreement to supply resorts and fisheries with mobile satellite products and services across the nation. The initial phase of the agreement will provision fisheries and anglers with voice products and broadband connectivity over Thuraya’s satellite network.

The agreement addresses a safety regulation issued by the Maldives government, progressively requiring commercial fishing operators to fit their vessels with satellite communication equipment and to supply anglers with satellite phones. This regulation which will be implemented from 2017 onwards, is in line with the approach adopted by other fisheries management authorities throughout the world. By equipping their fishing vessels with Thuraya’s products, operators will have access to monitoring systems and services that address multiple requirements such as issues of distress and safety.… Read More»

satellite market update

AsiaSat CEO Shifts to Senior Advisor Role, Andrew Jordan Takes Helm  
[Via Satellite 10-17-2016] AsiaSat President, CEO and Executive Director William Wade is retiring from his post and assuming a new role as senior advisor…

White House Announces $50 Million Investment in Smallsats  
[Via Satellite 10-14-2016] The United States executive branch has announced an investment of more than $50 million for small satellite technologies…

DigitalGlobe to Acquire Radiant in Effort to Expand Gov’t Appeal  
[Via Satellite 10-13-2016] Earth imagery provider DigitalGlobe has announced it will be acquiring the Radiant Group in a $140 million agreement that will help to protect it from growing competition in the government sector…

Eutelsat Becomes First Customer of ILS Proton Medium Variant  
[Via Satellite 10-12-2016] Eutelsat has revealed that the third launch in its Multi-Launch Agreement (MLA) with International Launch Services (ILS) will use a Proton Medium rocket, making the operator the first to commit to using one of the new launch vehicle variants…

SES and ESMT Launch Satellite Installer Training Course in Senegal  
‚Äč[Via Satellite 10-13-2016] SES along with its local partner Ecole Superieure Multinationale des Telecommunications (ESMT) located in Dakar, have announced the launch of the SES Elevate satellite installer training course…

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