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.


Government and Military

Military CoverThank you for attending SATELLITE 2016 this year. SATELLITE’s Government and Military Program offered a unique slate of opportunities. We had a wonderful time connecting industry professionals, investors and consumers at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. See you next year at SATELLITE 2017 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC (March 6-9, 2017).

Government and Military sessions from SATELLITE 2016

Tuesday, March 08

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10:45 AM 12:00 PM
The Future of Government and Military Space: Next Generation Constellations
Room: Woodrow Wilson B-D
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VADM Lyle Bien USN (Ret.), Former Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Space Command


David Bair, CEO, Eutelsat America, Eutelsat Americas
Winston A. Beauchamp, Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, U.S. Department of Defense
Tim Frei, V.P. Communication Systems, Space Systems Division at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman
Dan Hart, Vice President of Government Space Systems, Boeing
Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat

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1:45 PM 3:00 PM
The Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing Renaissance: Can DataSets Change the World?
Room: Woodrow Wilson B-D
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Randy Segal, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP


Jenny Barna, Director of Launch, Spire
Eve Douglas, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Space Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Erika Reinhardt, Director of Product Engineering, Planet Labs
Marcy Steinke-Fike, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, DigitalGlobe

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3:15 PM 4:15 PM
How Do NewSpace Players Impact Government Markets and Policies?
Room: Woodrow Wilson B-D
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David Cavossa, President, Space 2.0 Consulting


Jose Albuquerque, Chief, Satellite Division, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Kalpak Gude, General Counsel and Head of Global Regulatory, OneWeb
Kumar Singarajah, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Avanti Communications marketing Services Limited
Julie Zoller, Chief Government Affairs Officer, US Department of State

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Wednesday, March 09

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9:45 AM 11:00 AM
Mobile Satcom for Militaries On-the-Move
Room: Woodrow Wilson B-D
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Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)


Dylan Browne, President, Government Business Unit, COMSAT
Ben Camerlin, Program Manager, SATCOM/FCSA PMO, US General Services Administration GSA
Philip Harlow, President & COO, XTAR LLC
Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division
Eron Miller, Chief, Services Division, COMSATCOM Center, Network Services, Defense Information Systems Agency
Bob Roe, CEO, TrustComm, Inc.

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11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Airborne Satellite Services for Government Needs
Room: Woodrow Wilson B-D
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Carissa Christensen, CEO, The Tauri Group


Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General
Peter Hadinger, President, U.S. Government Business Unit, Inmarsat, Inc.
Peter H. Hoene, President & CEO, USAF (Ret.), SES Government Solutions
John Monahan, President of Kratos-RT Logic and Senior Vice President of Kratos Technology & Training Federal Solutions., RT Logic

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2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Government & Military Forum Keynote: The Honorable Charles F. Bolden Jr., Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Room: Maryland Ballroom
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Mr. Charles F. Bolden Jr., Administrator, NASA

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