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December 2012 Edition
YEAR IN REVIEW, 2012
 
Dispatches
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
Features
NSR Analysis—Military SATCOM: Planning For The Unknown, by Claude Rousseau, Senior Analyst, NSR France
Participants at the recent SMI Global Milsatcom Conference in London heard loud and clear how the fiscal cliff of the U.S. Government can overshadow huge bandwidth demand from UAVs, growth of on-the-move capabilities, and the continued bandwidth crunch in the historically secured and stable military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) market.
COMMAND CENTER, Chief Master Sergeant Carol A. Dockery
Chief Master Sergeant Carol A. Dockery is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California. Chief Dockery supports the SMC Commander in assessing military readiness, pushing process improvements and workforce development. Her efforts support over 6,000 personnel and their families assigned to three stateside locations.
Anti Jam Approaches For SATCOM, by Karl Fuchs, Contributing Editor
As technology advances, adversaries have increasingly sophisticated capabilities to jam transmissions over geosynchronous satellites. There are multiple deployment scenarios to consider when it comes to implementing anti-jam technology. The question then becomes, what constitutes the best way to deploy anti-jam technology for SATCOM?
Game Changers In Space , by Robert S. Dudney, former Editor-In-Chief, Air Force Magazine
The Air Force’s satellite enterprise—for many decades the developer and operator of the world’s most advanced military spacecraft—is under pressure to downshift.
Relief Through Emergency Communications, by Julia MacDonough, GMV USA, Director of Business Development for Defense + Intelligence
Decision makers at all levels rely on the availability of effective and efficient communications when faced with emergency or crisis situations. Military combat, terrorist activities, and natural disasters are examples of crisis situations in which availability and performance of communications systems are critical to mission success and, ultimately, preservation of human lives. Decision makers’ ability to make informed, life-saving decisions depends heavily upon the capability to transmit and receive data when and where needed. From first responders to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to military assistance, all rely upon emergency communications to save lives and protect property.
Hosted Payloads + Capitol Hill: The Good, The Bad + The Ugly, The FY13 President’s budget created several different funding lines in support of hosted payloads.
Encouraged largely by Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski and the newly established Hosted Payload Office (HPO) under her command, the FY13 President’s budget created several different funding lines in support of hosted payloads.
Radar Technologies Are Poor Targets For Budget Cuts, by David Gulla, Vice President, Global Integrated Sensors (GIS), Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
Early in November of 2012, a spokesman for North Korea’s National Defense Commission stated that its “strategic rocket forces” are “within the scope of strike” of the U.S. mainland. The announcement followed a new U.S.-South Korea missile agreement.
PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership In Space , The Space Foundation believes that NASA needs to embrace a singular, unambiguous purpose that leverages its core strengths and provides a clear direction.
On December 4th, the Space Foundation released PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, which puts forth recommendations to strengthen both NASAs focus, oversight and funding and the overall U.S. civil space program.
YEAR IN REVIEW, 2012
Year In Review 2012: Part I, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) • Astrium Services Government, Inc. • Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems • GMV USA
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) Astrium Services Government, Inc. Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems GMV USA
Year In Review 2012: Part II, Hughes Network Systems, LLC • iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company • PIXIA
Hughes Network Systems, LLC iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company PIXIA
Year In Review 2012: Part III, Spacecom • TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) • ViaSat
Spacecom TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) ViaSat
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