SATELLITE 2017 | March 6 - 9, 2017 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
February 06, 2017 – Vol. #13 Issue #10 Program | exhibit | sponsors | store
March 6 - 9, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
New Paths to Space: Jeff Bezos Discusses our Industry’s Greatest Challenge
JeffHill Jeff Hill Conference Chairman

Hello SATELLITE 2017 Community!

We are now one month away from opening the doors to the big show and we have some very exciting news to share with you! Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and founder and CEO of Amazon, will be our special guest keynote speaker at SATELLITE 2017 and will kick off our Tuesday morning opening general session program at 8:15 a.m., followed by our big Global Satellite Operator CEO panel at 9:00 a.m. I will be conducting a fireside chat-style interview with Jeff during his appearance to discuss new developments in launch technologies that lower costs and increase access to space.

Blue Origin is a significant addition to the broadening U.S. commercial launch services landscape that now includes Elon Musk’s SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, Spaceflight Industries and dozens of other new entrants and alternative services. The rapid growth of privately-funded space enterprises has not… Read More»


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conference update

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command will be our SATELLITE 2017 Government & Military Keynote Speaker, appearing on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:45 p.m. in room 207. General Thompson assists in organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and providing missile warning, positioning, navigation and timing, communications and cyber capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and the other functional and geographic combatant commands. General Thompson also directs and coordinates the activities of the headquarters staff. The SATELLITE 2017 Government & Military Forum runs Monday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 8 and is produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) and Defense Daily.

Agostinho Linhares, Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting for Anatel will join Éric Fournier, Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs for Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), Kalpak Gude, President… Read More»

exhibition update

Last chance to feature your presentation in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater!

Five presentation slots in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater at SATELLITE 2017 are currently available. This is your last opportunity to have a dedicated presentation built directly into the conference program, led by the speakers and presenters of your choice!

With much of the technical and engineering-focused content moving to the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater for the 2017 event, inclusion of your presentation in the overall program will be completely seamless to attendees. You can present on any topic you want during the available 30-minute time slot of your choice, but if you want pre-show promotion of your presentation, we need to hear from you now.

Contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to reserve one of the last five remaining slots while they’re still available!

Still not signed up to exhibit? What are you… Read More»


SATELLITE Welcome Reception - A Monumental Experience

Monday, March 6 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Help us kick off SATELLITE 2017 at the Welcome Reception!

Get a glimpse of our local attractions at this D.C. themed reception. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and plenty of networking with fellow attendees of SATELLITE 2017. Open to all SATELLITE registrants.

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Gilat and Air Esurfing Announce a Strategic Collaboration to Provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for China’s Domestic Airline Market

The strategic partnership opens the door for use of China’s Ka band HTS capacity for domestic as well as international IFC Services

Petah Tikva, Israel, January 17, 2017 -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today a strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, a fully owned subsidiary of Air Media Group, to transform the domestic IFC market in China. The partners intend to utilize China’s Ka-band HTS capacity for domestic IFC services over mainland China.

Gilat and Air Esurfing will join forces to deliver broadband connectivity to airlines throughout China. Gilat will leverage its multi-service HTS platform that will operate with ChinaSatcom’s Ka-band capacity planned to be launched in 2017. Gilat’s solution will enable continuous service exceeding 100Mbps and servicing many dozens of… Read More»

satellite market update

Analysts Examine the Recent BSkyB OTT Announcement
[Via Satellite 01-30-17] BSkyB (Sky), a U.K. pay-TV operator as well as a major acquirer of satellite capacity, made a major announcement last week to bring a “satellite-free” OTT service to U.K. customers in the 2018 timeframe…

Macom Completes AppliedMicro Acquisition
[Via Satellite 01-27-17] Macom Technology Solutions Holdings announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. With the transaction now closed, Macom plans to engage with previously identified potential buyers…

MSUA Announces 2017 Board of Directors
[Via Satelite 01-26-17) The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) has announced its 2017 board of directors and new corporate and small business members…

Globalstar President and COO Heads to SpeedCast
[Via Satellite 01-26-17] Globalstar’s President and Chief Operating Officer David Kagan will be leaving the company in March to accept an opportunity with SpeedCast…

A Startup Perspective: Potential Impact of the Skybox, Planet Merger
[Via Satellite 01-25-17] As rumors began to swirl in early January that Google’s parent company Alphabet could be selling Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) to breakout smallsat imaging start-up Planet (formerly Planet Labs), the market began to speculate about what such merger could signify…

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