SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
October 23, 2017 – Vol. #14 Issue #2 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
October 23, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
The New Faces & Features of SATELLITE 2018
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Jeffrey Hill Conference Chairman

In just five months, thousands of executives, operators, manufacturers, launchers, engineers and industry leaders from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. to showcase satellite innovation to the thousands of customers and professionals on the show floor in need of space-based services. The audience at SATELLITE has certainly changed and grown more diverse over the past 37 years, as mobile and fixed connectivity, imagery, navigation, tracking and remote sensing capabilities have become more and more integrated with the technology and tools we use every day. From media and broadcasting, government and telecommunications to automotive manufacturers, agriculture and large consumer-focused companies – satellites continue to play a larger role as more and more industries become connected. Our mission in assembling the SATELLITE 2018 program is to provide opportunities for both new and existing customers to learn about how satellites can solve present and future challenges. That means that our program has to be as diverse as our audience… Read More»


Startup Space is back and better than ever!

Are you interested in competing in the Startup Space entrepreneur pitch contest for a chance to win a private session with some of the largest private investors in space and satellite technology? Click Here To Apply For Startup Space.

Want to drive the next generation of startups? The Startup Space title sponsorship is available! Or maybe you’re interested in becoming a judge for this year's contest? Contact Michael Cassinelli at +1-301-354-1691 today to discuss the best package for your company.


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conference update

The annual SATELLITE Engineering Forum presents the latest research and development work from the aerospace industry’s leading innovators, covering a variety of space-related technologies. The program runs throughout the opening day of SATELLITE week on Monday, March 12, 2018. Presenting speakers are selected from proposals received through the SATELLITE 2018 Call for Presentations portal. The speakers that were selected for this year’s Engineering Forum are:

Manny Mora, Vice President and General Manager of Space and Intelligence Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems: “Unleashing the Power and Innovation of New Military, Civil and Commercial Space-Ground Systems” - Manny’s presentation will cover the seamless transition of analog space-ground networks and communication technologies to digital, open architectures, as well as cognitive networks and unprecedented system automation to reduce operating costs.

Francois Carraud, System Chief Engineer, Thales Alenia Space, “A Different Approach to Designing Multi-Level Satellite Cybersecurity Defenses” - Francois will explain several aspects of the… Read More»

exhibition update

The SATELLITE show floor is filling up quickly with leading providers and integrators of the latest satellite and aerospace technologies.  If you’ve waited to secure your space, don’t delay any longer!  Contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or to discuss the best location for your company on the show floor.  Ready to reserve your space?  Download and submit the exhibit space contract and send to Michael Cassinelli today at or fax to +1 (301) 576-5831.

New to SATELLITE and want to get a better understanding of who attends, exhibits and conducts business at the event? Check out the exhibitor prospectus for an overview of attendee demographics and other helpful stats and information about the largest commercial satellite and aerospace event in the world.

Already exhibiting but want to make a bigger splash? We have several sponsorship and branding opportunities that… Read More»


In the words of one alum, "SATELLITE is the primary international meeting place for the satcom industry."

Of the 14,500 professionals that descended upon the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last March, 23% traveled from abroad to be there. Countries from all regions and continents were present, representing the type of diversity that the show always attracts. At SATELLITE you'll have countless chances to meet and network with colleagues, vendors and customers that you don't typically get face-to-face time with. Register now to attend the largest global satellite and space technology show in the world!

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New telecommunications satellite has completed the first electric orbit raising for a high capacity satellite in just four months after its launch in June, a world first

Paris / Toulouse, 11/10/2017 – The EUTELSAT 172B spacecraft, built by Airbus for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR).

EUTELSAT 172B was launched by Ariane 5 from Kourou, in French Guiana, on 1 June 2017. The Airbus spacecraft control centre in Toulouse took control for early operations, initialisation, deployment of the solar array and electric propulsion arms, and completed initial testing prior to initiating the Electric Orbit Raising phase on 8 June. During this four-month phase, electric thrusters smoothly and efficiently propelled the satellite to the targeted orbit, consuming almost six times less propellant mass than for a satellite with chemical propulsion.

Following completion of… Read More»

satellite market update

Increased Government Spending to Boost Satellite Payload Market
Via Satellite, 10/18/17 – The global satellite payload market is expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The firm predicts a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent…

“Ludicrous and Ridiculous” – CEOs React to Intelsat’s 5G Proposal
Via Satellite, 10/10/17 – “Simply ludicrous and ridiculous” — Tom Choi, CEO of ABS and one of the most outspoken CEOs in the satellite industry, did not hold back when assessing Intelsat’s announcement last week to join forces with Intel…

EXCLUSIVE – Intel Exec Speaks Out About 5G Initiative with Intelsat
Via Satellite, 10/12/17 – Peter Pitsch, Intel’s executive director of federal relations and associate general counsel, refuses to get in a war of words. The company’s announcement last week, in partnership with Intelsat, about spectrum…

Reconnecting Puerto Rico: Perspective from the American Red Cross
Via Satellite, 10/18/17 - Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s already frail infrastructure, 76 percent of total cell sites still remain out of service, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

SES Wins Multiple Government Contracts for MEO Capacity
Via Satellite, 10/10/17 - SES announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Government Solutions, has won several key contracts to provide managed network services leveraging SES’ high throughput, low latency Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)…

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