Satellite Show 2016

March 7 - 10, 2016

Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
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Discover viable solutions for government, military and civil space communications challenges. We have a wide range of government and military content that provides attendees with expertise, lessons learned and advice from policy makers, top government and military officials, service veterans, industry associations and analysts. SATELLITE 2016’s government and military program includes a satellite services acquisition workshop with the assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense, a Government and Military Forum produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) and an alternative space access forum produced in partnership with the Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association.


Experience the latest advancements in content delivery and consumption. Immerse yourself in sessions and drill deep into topics of importance to you with conference content designed specifically for broadcasters. Our Broadcast Forum, produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association, covers everything from Ultra-HD adoption to bandwidth demands for Over-the-Top and streaming services. Learn about broadcasters’ bandwidth expectations directly from the networks.


Internet Connectivity is the backbone of the global economy, accounting for almost a quarter of the entire world’s GDP. However, critical digital economy applications remain underserved by the terrestrial backbone connectivity, creating a critical opportunity for satellite operator networks to play a crucial in unlocking the next wave of digital-enabled growth. SATELLITE 2016 features an all-new High-Throughput Satellite Forum produced in partnership with NSR, and a “Connectivity for a Cause” session that explores the power and social responsibility of global satellite broadband connectivity.


Satellite innovation is going to change the way the entire world operates, as the potential of remote-sensing constellations, connected device networks, climate data solutions and consumer technology attracts a new wave of big-name investors and customers. At the same time, the continued growth and long-term viability of the satellite industry depends on continuing to attract the best and brightest minds to the sector. As the world’s largest satellite-focused show, SATELLITE 2016 prides itself on being inclusive. We invite leaders from established, start-up and NewSpace organizations together on the same stage to outline the future of the industry.


Satellite communications are the definition of mobility – on land, sea and in the air. Businesses and consumers around the world count on high-powered mobile satellite communications for day-to-day operations and reliable voice, video and data transmissions regardless of location. Our Mobility Forum, produced in partnership with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), gives attendees an exclusive view of a world with complete, seamless connectivity, powered by satellite and hybrid communications networks.


Schedule At A Glance

Thanks for attending SATELLITE 2016

We had an amazing show this year in National Harbor, MD.

SATELLITE 2017 is just around the corner

Next year, you can expect events similar to those below. We’ll see you at SATELLITE 2017 in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 6-9, 2017.

Monday, March 7, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Onsite Registration & Badge Pick-Up
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Rise-n-Shine Morning Coffee
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CFO Roundtable Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CTO Roundtable Breakfast
*Sponsored by Telespazio   TelespazioCOLORE
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. SGx: Connecting Young Professionals
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12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday Keynote Lunch – Chuck Beames, Spaceflight Industries Board Member & President, Vulcan Aerospace
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SATELLITE Welcome Reception
Open to all registrants! Sponsored by GEE_Blue_Logo- hi res

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Onsite Registration & Badge Pick-Up
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Rise-n-Shine Morning Coffee
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening General Session: Satellite Operator CEOs – In Case You Missed It,
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Open to all registrants! Sponsored by ThalesAleniaSpace
10:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Washington Space Business Roundtable FlagshipLunch and Silent Auction
*Ticket Purchase Required,  Presented 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. MSUA Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards and Luncheon
*Ticket Purchase Required  Presented byMSUA-12_4C
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. WTA 2016 Teleport Awards Luncheon         WTA_logo
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1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Closing General Session: Satellite Manufacturer CEOs – Instant Adaptation to an Instant Culture Sponsored by ssl_logo_hires (200x41)
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Hall of Fame Benefit Dinner
*Separate Ticket Purchase Required through SSPI

Wednesday, March 9,  2016

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Onsite Registration & Badge Pick-Up
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Rise-n-Shine Coffee Service
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Visions for a New Satellite Ecosystem: The Future of Business in Space
Open to all registrants!
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Morning Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Satellite Executive of the Year Award Presentation Lunch Sponsored by   Boeing_CMYKblue_standard.eps
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. SATELLITE Conference Sessions
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Global Launch Services – How the World Fell in Love with Rockets All Over Again
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Awards Celebration and Reception Sponsored by 250px-Arianespace_logo_svg

Thursday, March 10, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Onsite Registration & Badge Pick-Up
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Rise-n-Shine Coffee Service
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Via Satellite’s 2015 Excellence Awards Winners Breakfast
*Ticket Purchase Required
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session: The End-User Perspective: CEOs from the Industry’s Biggest Customers Reflect on SATELLITE 2016
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Morning Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session: SATELLITE Executive of the Year Winner’s Circle

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