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March 2015 Edition
MILSATCOM Techlologies
Dispatches Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
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Dispatches Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Command Center: Peter F. Hoene, President & CEO, SES Government Solutions, Special Guest Appearance: Tip Osterthaler, former president & CEO, SES Government Solutions
Brigadier General Peter Hoene, USAF (Retired) was named President and CEO of SES Government Solutions on January 19, 2015. In his previous role, he served as the Corporate Vice President for Development for SES Government Solutions, headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
Advances in Communications-On-The-Move (COTM), By Karl Fuchs, Senior Contributor and Vice President of Technology, iDirect Government
The government and military of any country need instantly deployable, secure, high-speed communications networks that can deliver immediate access to mission-critical applications.
Emerging DOD Needs Require Innovation: A Hughes Perspective, By Rick Lober, Senior Contributor and Vice President, General Manager, Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division
The DoD continues to face the dual problem of dealing with the current atmosphere of fiscal restraints while simultaneously seeking to protect its space and communications assets from becoming compromised from an ever growing list of threats.
HPA Corner: New And Advanced Technologies, By Amy Akmal, Communications, Space Systems, Northrop Grumann
As leaders from government agencies determine how best to develop a future space architecture, one thing is certain: Advances in technology will help drive a new approach to space. 
Extending The Lifetime Of High Power TWTAs, By Heidi Thelander, Senior Director, Business Development, Comtech Xicom Technology
How long will my high power amplifiers last? This question has vexed many an operations manager, teleport engineer and capital planner for a long time. Certainly longer is better, but if I’m not ready with replacements, I have a definite problem.
Instability Drives Mobility for Special Ops & Army, By Carolyn Belle, Analyst, NSR USA
Geopolitical tension and instability are the ever-present reality of today’s connected world: a smoldering insurgency in Nigeria and Somalia, coordinated international strikes against ISIS, conflicts in eastern Ukraine, the Ebola response in West Africa, drug and human trafficking interdiction in Central and South America, heightened hostility in the South China Sea… and, as evidenced by the January attacks in Paris, even terrorism in regions long considered stable and remote from attacks.
Driving Down the Cost of Phased Array Antennas, By Josh Bruckmeyer, System Architect, Harris Corporation
Military and consumer users demand wider bandwidth systems to support a broad range of services from higher data-rate communications to anti-jamming radars.
Eyes On Targets: Aerial Surveillance, By Mike Payne, Global Chief Technical Officer, VISLINK
As today’s security and defence threats become increasingly complex, airborne surveillance systems are critical to providing real-time, superior video over large operational areas.
A Case In Point: KenCast is Well-Suited To Aid JMA’s HimawariCast, By Dan Delventhal, MBA, CBCP, Director of Sales and Marketing, KenCast, Inc.
Himawari-8 is the world’s first next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite. This year the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) deployed Fazzt data delivery from KenCast to use for their new HimawariCast service in order to disseminate the improved meteorological satellite data.
GPS Signal Solutions: A Moog Technical Focus , By Brian Giesinger, Senior Avionics Engineer, and Igor Lazbin, Senior Staff Spacecraft Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer, Moog Broad Reach
Determining where you are in the world, in most cases, is simply a matter of tapping a map on your mobile device. That convenience comes courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense Global Positioning System (GPS), a network of 24 satellites orbiting about 20,200 kilometers above Earth. 
Expeditionary Warfare Demands Exceptional Communications, By Garr R. Stephenson, Jr., Head of the Airborne Comms-On-The-Move Division, UltiSat, Inc.
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD), other Government organizations and Commercial Industries, continue to manage strict spending conditions that affect their ability to meet current and future communications requirements. 
More Classified Programs & Technical Track Expansion At the Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symopsium, Cyber 1.5 on Monday and Wednesday’s Space Classified program—as well as the growth of the Technical Track program that was introduced last year
For 2015, the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium will offer more choices, more classified programs, more international and government participation and more networking opportunities than ever before in this important event. 
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