October 2015 Edition
Launches To COTS + MILSATCOM Solutions
Morelos-3 Launch Es Muy Bueno—Secure Comms Will Result For Mexico’s Nat’l Security Needs, Morelos-3 is part of the MEXSAT constellation of satellites
On October 2, Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services and United Launch Alliance (ULSA) launched an Atlas V rocket that carried the Morelos-3 satellite to orbit for Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México).
NRO Heads To Orbit with Launch of NROL-55 By ULA With 13 CubeSat Passengers, This is ULA’s 10th launch in 2015 and the 101st successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 13 CubeSats lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 October 8 at 5:49 a.m. PDT.
Partnership For Critical Comms In Africa... The Cause + Call For Communications Funding, By Nicole Robinson, Corporate Vice President of Government Market Solutions, SES
In 2005, the United States established the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) fund in a significant and strategic move to reveal support for the various African nations combating terrorism in the pan-Sahel.
The Military’s Next Paradigm: Leveraging COTS For Communications, By Karl Fuchs, iDirect Government
As the military’s communications needs evolve, a decision must be made as to the best way to put cutting-edge technology into the hands of communicators.
Advanced SATCOM Solutions For Mobile Apps, By Cristi Damian, Vice President, Business Development, Advantech Wireless, Inc.
Mobility for SATCOM users in a Military or Government Agency application context has always been a hot topic.
Moving Military + Government Space Assets Tugging At The Possibilities..., By Dr. Jared Squire, Senior Vice President, Research, Ad Astra Rocket Company
Throughout history, improved and flexible logistics for moving assets have been critical in conquering new frontiers.
Space Resiliency—Avoiding The Maginot Line In Space, By Philip Kwong, Businesss Development Advisor, Intelsat General Corporation
A relic of the past and the abandoned bunkers are the physical remains of a failed idea.
Convergence + Disaggregation: The Government Need For Commercial Support, By Claudia Diamante, Senior Manager, Satellite Services + Business Development, Intelsat General Corporation
Convergence on the ground. Disaggregation in space. They are more than just buzzwords in Air Force Space Command, and both concepts—considered key in the future satellite communications networks of the United States military—are going to be dependent on the commercial community to make them work as efficiently and effectively as needed.
FY 2016 Funding Uncertainty Remains For U.S. Space Programs... + Then There’s Clifford..., By Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation
Unfortunately, as this is written, Congress and the administration are still grappling with how to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2016.