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.


SGx: Engaging YPs and Professionals

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Thanks for Attending SGx

Our inaugural SGx event, done in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Leaders of Space Foundation (FSLF), went off without a hitch. Speakers and attendees agreed that this was one of the bests events at SATELLITE 2016. Thanks again for attending.  Watch a highlight video from this year’s SGx event!

We anticipate holding another SGx event at SATELLITE 2017, which you should definitely attend. Stay tuned for more information on this webpage.

Mark your calendars for SATELLITE 2017, which is March 6-9 in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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What Is SGx?

A full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders.

SGx 2016 was hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC),  Future Space Leaders Foundation, and SATELLITE and took place on Monday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as a series of fast-paced discussions to communicate about the technology that matters most in the satellite industry.

Want to be even more in the know? Read up on all of our young professional opportunities at SATELLITE.


How Do I Sign up for SGx 2017?

Registration for SGx 2017 is currently closed. Check back in the Fall 2016 for more updates and information!


Schedule of Events for 2016

Monday, March 7 2016

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. T.S. Kelso,  SDC Operations Manager, AGI Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI)
  • “Mālama Lani: Protecting the Space Environment”
Alex MacDonald,  Program Executive, Emerging Space, NASA
  • “John Quincy Adams as America’s First Space Advocate”
Clay Mowry,  President, Arianespace Inc.
  • “From Liberal Arts to Launching Rockets”
Matt O’Connell,  CEO, OneWeb
  • “What If Internet Were Available to Everyone, Everywhere”
John Finney,  COO, EMC
  • “A World With Zero Latency?”
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ssl_logo_hires (200x41)Morning Coffee Break
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10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Steve Oldham,  VP, Information Systems, MDA Corporation
  • “Furniture, Legos, and Satellites – All The Same?”
Bill Klanke,  President, Space News Inc.
  • “Media 2.0, Personal Disruption”
Fred Thompson,  President, FT Consulting
  • “The New Frontier: Recruiting and How to be Recruited”
Michael Brett,  CEO, QxBranch
  • “Leveraging Quantum Computing for Space”
John Apostolides,  SVP (Director), Macquarie Capital
  • “In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity – The Middle Seat, or First Class?”
Jim Crocker, VP & General Manager, Space Systems Company International
  • “Deliver the Future Faster”
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ariane Cornell,  Business Development & Strategy, Blue Origin
  • “5 Lessons I Learned from Business School That Can Be Applied to Space”
Brad Cheetham,  CEO/President, Advanced Space & COO, Black Swift Technologies
  • “On the Shoulders of Giants”
Phil Smith,  Senior Space Analyst, The Tauri Group
  • “Pigments as Propellant: How Art Inspires Spaceflight”
Devin Brande,  Program Manager, In-Q-Tel
  • “Ugly Baby vs. Ugly Product: What Your Mother Never Told You”
Jon Kirchner,  SVP, Corporate Strategy & Product Management, Globecomm Systems
  • “A Trillion Connections, Really?”
Carissa Christensen,  Founder & Managing Partner, The Tauri Group
  • “Investment in Space”
Kay Sears,  President, Intelsat General
  • “Congested Space, The More The Merrier”
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Coffee Breakintelsat-logo
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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jason Dunn,  CTO & Co-Founder, Made in Space
  • “Finding New Purpose On the Edge of the Gravity Well”
Randy Segal,  Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • “What ‘The Martian’ and Space Startups Have In Common”
Ric VanderMeulen, VP of DoD Satellite Services, ViaSat Inc.
  • “Five Things You’ve Probably Never Done, But Will Do Soon”
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SATELLITE Welcome Reception – OPEN TO ALL REGISTRANTS!


Sponsors for 2016

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Program Sponsors

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Coffee Break Sponsors

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 FTESVideo Sponsor

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