October 2018 Edition
Military Satellites, Military Launch Sector, Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Innovative, Satellite-Based Solutions Are...Pivotal to a Government’s ability to protect their nations, By Nicole Robinson, Senior Vice President, Global Government, SES Networks
The drive for sophisticated communications applications in the defense and security space has significantly increased over the past few years, as well as the overall government demand for secure satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities.
COMMAND CENTER: Thomas L. Wilson, Sector Vice President, Business Development, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and President, Space Logistics
Tom Wilson is the Sector Vice President, Business Development of Northrop Grumman’s Innovation Systems sector. Mr. Wilson also holds the title of President of Space Logistics LLC. Prior to the acquisition of Orbital ATK by Northrop Grumman, Wilson served as Orbital ATK’s Vice President, Strategy & Business Development of the Space Systems Group.
Military Mission-Critical Comms: SATCOM as a Service paves a path forward..., By Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy at Inmarsat Government Inc., and Senior Contributor
From the service’s beginning, the U.S. Air Force’s Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) promised to usher in a new era of satellite communications (SATCOM) — one that would more effectively leverage commercial services in an integrated architecture.
Command Center: Rear Admiral Richard A. Correll, J5 Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command
Rear Admiral Rich Correll graduated from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in international strategic studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
From the Red Baron to RF Data: Pursuing Situational Awareness, By Matthew Prechtel, Business Area Manager, RF SSA Specialist
Oswald Boelcke was considered by many to be the first to broadly promote and teach the concept of situational awareness (SA).
All The Grit, All The Glory—Ruggedized satellite router withstands the elements, By Karl Fuchs, Senior Vice President of Technology, iDirect Government
The last place you want to encounter a weather-related satellite router malfunction is in the middle of nowhere, whether that be in the desert or jungle.
Basics Of Quantum Communications—Ready to serve..., By David Mitlyng, Chief Operating Officer, S15 Space Systems
Quantum communications has been making headlines lately, with a lot of breathless announcements about the capability for delivering truly incredible levels of security based on the laws of quantum physics.
Ensuring Assuredness......in mobile satellite communications, By Gary Shmith, Global Sales Director, EM Solutions
In developing the firm’s assured SATCOM-on-the-Move (SOTM) terminals, the EM Solutions team has worked closely with their defence customer, represented by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), in order to understand their requirements as well as to cooperate with several collaboration partners.
Five Ideas...For efficient, humanitarian, SATCOM networks, By Koen Willems, Market Director, Government and Defense, Newtec, and Senior Contributor to MilsatMagazine
The frequency and risk of natural hazards is continuing to rise, while conflict and persecution are displacing a record number of people.
Global MilSatCom, A crucial dispersement of information for satellite defense communications
The landscape of defence satellite communications is changing rapidly, on both sides of the Atlantic, with the announcement of a new Air Force Space Command and conclusion of the Wideband AoA, the addition of new enduring capability for Skynet 6 and a new era of LEO mega-constellations set to provide new COMSATCOM bandwidth for military partners.