March 2020 Edition
Spotlight on Military/Agency/Government (MAG) Needs
Dispatches Part I, Building the U.S. Space Force • U.S. space superiority • USAF’S DMSP-14 DECOMMISSIONED • NORTHROP GRUMMAN PROTECTED SATCOM
Information & News by the Editors
Dispatches Part II, Spacecom and Get Sat ISR • SpaceBridge delivers • Orbit Logic dealt into DARPA • Laser Comms from General Atomics • Successful test of methane engine
Information & News by the Editors
Space & Missile Systems Center, Transforming Space Acquisition and Development #SpaceStartsHere
A successful Space Force is a strategic imperative for U.S. national security.
COMMAND CENTER: TROY DAWSON, Vice President, Government Satellite Systems, The Boeing Company
Troy Dawson is Vice President of Government Satellite Systems, leading a family of programs for DoD, civil and proprietary customers delivering end-to-end satellite, ground and network solutions.
SOLVING C-130 AIRCRAFT COMMS CHALLENGES: The Tactical Removable Airborne Satellite Communications (TRASC) Solution, by Karl Fuchs, iDirectGov Senior Vice President and MilsatMagazine Senior Contributor
The armed forces have been working on variations of airborne satellite communications’ (SATCOM) capability for more than 15 years.
AN INTEGRATED SATCOM ARCHITECTURE, by Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy, Inmarsat Government
Over the past year, the U.S. government has taken a number of actions and implemented the first steps of strategies that promise to redefine how it acquires satellite communications (SATCOM).
SURVEY: U.S. WARFIGHTERS LACK TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES FOR TODAY’S MISSIONS, by Kim Hampson, Marketing Director, Viasat Government Systems
A staggering 98 percent of warfighters point to ‘complete loss of connectivity on the battlefield’
THE U.S. SPACE FORCE LAUNCH, Government Satellite Report: by Ryan Schradin, Executive Editor, GSR
History was made at the end of December when President Donald Trump signed the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which officially established the United States Space Force as the newest branch of the United States military.
UNRIVALED CERTAINTY FOR EMERGENCY SATCOMS, by Hank Zbierski, Chief Catalyst, IsoTropic Networks
Perhaps it’s because our world feels so much smaller today and we are much more aware due to social media and rolling news, but the frequency of disastrous events seems to be increasing.
STRATEGICALLY DISAGGREGATING LEO DATA LINKS, by Chris Badgett, Vice President of Technology, Kratos Space
For satellite communication, the difficulties with transmitting data are not limited to the military as commercial operations are also affected.
CLOSING THE GAP FOR THOSE DEPLOYED FAR FROM HOME, Santander Teleport
Thousands of military personnel are deployed every year in foreign countries as part of embassy and consulate security, peacekeeping and diplomatic missions, or military operations.
SINGLE SATCOM SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI-OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, by Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director, Paradigm Communications Systems Ltd.
Increasingly, military forces around the world require constantly connected high data throughput communication capabilities when in the field.
SMALLSAT LAUNCHES CONTINUE TO RISE, by Andrew de Naray, Space Foundation
There has been a growing interest in the feasibility of using various forms of small satellites (smallsats) to support tactical operations.