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October 2016 Edition
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Dispatches Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Dispatches Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
A Chain Is Only As Strong AS Its Weakest Link: A Newtec Perspective, By Koen Willems, Senior Contributor
I recently witnessed a demo by the Belgian naval force where they tested different types of autonomous and unmanned vehicles for their mine counter measure (MCM) operations.
The HPA CORNER: Why Hosted Payloads Must Be Included In The Space Enterprise Vision, By Hayley McGuire, Deputy Director, Boeing Advanced Government Space Systems
When the Commander of the Air Force Space Command, US Air Force General John Hyten, announced the Space Enterprise Vision (SEV) last spring, his goal was to direct focus on ways to make national security space more resilient to increasing space threats and to provide a framework for the future of national security space.  
How Commercial SATCOM Managed Services Support The Military Critical Missions, By Harrison Donnelly
Angered by a satellite news network’s critical story during the Arab Spring, the Egyptian government jammed satellite transmissions, thereby preventing the nation's citizens from receiving the information.
Equipping Defence Forces For Assured On-The-Move Communications, By Dr. Rowan Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer, EM Solutions
Broadband communications anywhere, anytime, anyplace can only be provided by satellite communications. 
SatCom Frontier Perspectives: Evolving Space Threats & Opportunities For Acquisition Reform, There is an urgent need to create relevant national policies to guide the creation of responses to these threats.
Evolving Policies and Strategy
Opportunities for Acquisition Reform
Connecting The Seafloor To Space With Persistent, Unmanned, Surface Vehicles, By Justin Manley, Just Innovation, and Vas Podorean, Director, Maritime Surveillance & Security, Liquid Robotics
The Wave Glider™ is a unique wave and solar energy powered Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). 
GovSat InSights: MEO Cost Efficiency + COMSATCOM Backup Services, By Ryan Schradin, Executive Editor, GovSat Report + By Kevin Benedict, Vice President, Business Development, SES Government Services
The government was looking to use advanced computer hardware and video codecs, in conjunction with MEO satellite services, to, “…stream live 4K video via satellite.
Pursuing Affordable Access To Space: A Marotta Controls Perspective, By Bryan Reid, Director, Business Development, Space Systems, Marotta Controls, Inc.
Today’s space race is becoming defined by the quest for more affordable launch capabilities for the military, government and commercial environs—reusability is a potent means to reduce costs as well as to secure market leadership.
Smallsats... A Revolution In Military Affairs?, By Russ Matijevich, Vice President, HawkEye 360
Throughout human history, there have been inflection points in military capabilities that fundamentally changed the way warfare was approached.
The Importance Of Space Through The Transition, By Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation
With the 2016 elections only a couple of weeks away, a lot of time, energy and focus in Washington, D.C., space circles is on "the transition"—the hand-off of the executive branch from the Obama administration to a new team—Democrat or Republican. 
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