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The space industry continues to evolve with more private sector investment. Satellite 2018 in Washington D.C runs from Monday to Thursday this week. Executives from Boeing $BA, Lockheed Martin $LMT, Airbus $EADSY, Virgin Orbit, Blue Origin, NASA and SpaceX are on deck to speak.

SpaceX Launch

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket delivered the ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites to a supersynchronous transfer orbit, launching from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station via SpaceX

Where: March 12 - 15, 2018 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

While much of the press goes to Elon Musk and SpaceX, lets face it it's exciting times. However others are moving swiftly to get new variations of satellites to provide space-based internet services. Above the cloud and beyond!


Key Speakers

Some of the keynote speakers include the following;

Federal Communications Commission Dante Ibarra, World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) Director, at Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will speak on the panel World Radiocommunication Conference 2019:

United States House of Representatives Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will speak at the Satellite Executive of the Year 2017 Award Luncheon at SATELLITE 2018. 

Mr. Carlos Tibi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of icflix, where he oversees all activities of the company. 

Dr. Gale Allen, Acting Chief Scientist, at NASA will be speaking on the SGx Keynote Series at SATELLITE 2018. Dr. Allen was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA Headquarters from 2011 - 2016.

Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX, responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 

Guillermo Muniz Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. Guillermo began his maritime telecommunications career at Royal Caribbean in 1997 in the IT department. He worked for American Express, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and Norwegian Cruise lines before..

Reading the Tea Leaves - What do the Analysts Say? Innovation, game change and profound market impact are upon us. The satellite industry 10 years ago is nowhere near its current state of play and will become even more extraordinary 10 years from now.

Key Topics

New Launch and Rideshare Options for Small- and Micro-Satellites

Gain a better understanding of the changes in the launch market and how it will evolve between rideshares on large rockets and dedicated launches on smaller launch providers.

Ultra HDTV Live Event and News Broadcasting: The Olympics and Beyond

Discover how live international events (sports and news) serve as critical platforms for 4K broadcast and IoT content distribution technology in the age of social media. 

The New Face of U.S. Export Controls on Satellites and Spacecraft

Is there a connection between the realignment of U.S. export controls and proliferation of small satellite applications and missions, or just coincidence? 

In-Flight Connectivity Focus: New Routes and Service Launches in 2018-2019

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has gone from edges to the mainstream with most major airlines in the middle of progressive IFC launches, which will benefit both the passenger experience and improve the ...

Challenges in Integrating Commercial Satcom in Advanced Military Environments

While military or commercial satellite communication has played a well-defined role in military force structures to date, emerging requirements and technology advances have presented a paradigm shift.

Africa: Next-Gen Pay-TV and the role of Sports in OTT

Adoption In Africa, with new middle classes emerging, the demand for pay-TV services is growing. But, with mobile penetration an increasing feature in many countries in Africa, how will this impact the pay-TV.

Maritime Focus: Bringing Cruise Lines, Superyachts and Large Passenger Ships Up to Speed

Cruise Ships are like many cities at sea, with thousands of people enjoying going to various locations and enjoying some downtime away from their day-to-day lives. 

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