Why adaptability is key for a changing satellite industry

By Warren Ferster Prevailing trends in satellite telecommunications have brought the industry to a crossroads. The successful navigation of which will depend on what happens with ground operations, as much as in space. Bandwidth prices have dropped sharply amid a capacity glut magnified by decreasing demand from television broadcasters — a longtime anchor customer for…Read more Why adaptability is key for a changing satellite industry

Early success has GovSat-1 partnership looking to grow

By Warren Ferster A joint venture between SES and the Luxembourg government providing satellite communications services primarily to military customers is already eyeing new satellites, frequencies and orbits following the launch early this year of its first satellite, the company’s top official said. The GovSat-1 satellite, launched in January, began operations in March serving customers…Read more Early success has GovSat-1 partnership looking to grow

AoA validates growing commercial role in MILSATCOM architecture

  By Warren Ferster ARLINGTON, Va. -- The U.S. Department of Defense should continue to use a mix of military- and commercially owned satellites to serve its wideband communications needs, even as it requires increasingly higher levels of protection against jamming and other threats that have emerged in recent years. That is one of the…Read more AoA validates growing commercial role in MILSATCOM architecture

Partnerships hold key to resiliency in space

Maintaining space superiority was a prevalent theme at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, which brought together senior space leaders from government and industry. Once considered a benign environment, space is now a viewed by U.S. military leadership as a warfighting domain, just like land, air, sea and cyber. Partnerships between agencies, allies and,…Read more Partnerships hold key to resiliency in space