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.


Young Professionals Center


Welcome to Our World
The Future of Global Satellite Starts Here




Thank you for an amazing SATELLITE 2016

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).



Welcome to SATELLITE. We’re the leading international conference for the global satellite community on a mission to connect professionals from government, military, broadcast, telecommunications, science, enterprise and more.

Every year, SATELLITE attracts more than 13, 000 attendees and 350+ exhibitors for an unforgettable four-day experience. From networking lunches to breakout sessions led by top industry executives, SATELLITE is a first-class event that brings together the who’s who of satellite.

See this video to see highlights from SATELLITE 2016.


“The people that you’ll meet, the wealth of information that you’ll be exposed to—it’s absolutely great.”



You’re the future, and this is your chance to plant your feet in the industry. Not convinced? Here’s why SATELLITE is for you:

  • Connect with young professionals from across the globe
  • Experience the latest gadgets in-person
  • Gain wisdom from top industry professionals
  • Inspire yourself at expert panels and breakout sessions
  • Discover new companies in our exhibit hall, featuring 350+ exhibitors
  • Find your satellite niche by talking to professionals in diverse satellite communities


How Do I Sign Up for SATELLITE?

Does SATELLITE sound intriguing to you? Lucky for you, we’re issuing a limited amount of Gold Conference Passes to young professionals this year. If you fit the description below, then you’re eligible to apply:

  • 35 years of age or younger
  • First-time attendee of SATELLITE
  • Able to independently arrange transportation to and from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Able to independently arrange accommodations and lodging

We highly encourage undergraduate and graduate students to apply. Again, this is a great opportunity to learn the industry, network with top executives and launch your career in satellite.

Applications for SATELLITE 2017 will open in Summer 2016.


“Having everybody in one spot is really a huge benefit.
I can talk to a whole lot more people.”


Resources and Associations for Young Professionals

SATELLITE is but one easy way for young professionals to get involved in aerospace. Have you heard of these other organizations? Check them out and deepen your interest.


Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

SGACThe SGAC is dedicated to connecting university students and young professionals interested in aerospace. They strive to be a global springboard for innovation, inspiring young minds to think creatively about international space policy. For more information on the organization, visit their website and read their brochure on the latest SGAC initiatives. For a chance to win one free SATELLITE Conference pass through SGAC, contact Minoo Rathnasabapathy at on how to apply.


Students for Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

SEDSSEDS is a nonprofit committed to empowering young people to participate and engage in space exploration. SEDS provides young, aspiring aerospace experts with opportunities to manage and participate in national projects, as well as to attend conferences like SATELLITE. Above all, SEDS works to connect young people to professionals in the industry, helping them in their future career.


Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF)

FutureSpace2014-222x112As a young professional, is your budget tight? That’s where FSLF comes in. The foundation helps aspiring leaders in aerospace attend conferences like SATELLITE. Additionally, they organize events, raise funds for grants and connect the industry’s future executives.


Resources to Learn More About the Industry

For more information about the satellite industry, here are other associations and resources to feed your aerospace and satellite passion.


Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

SIAThis renowned association was founded in 1995 by several US satellite companies. Their idea was to share information and discuss issues within the satellite industry. Today, SIA is an established trade association, representing the commerialo satellite industry. Be on the lookout for future events and become a member today.


Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

sspiThe SSPI was founded in 1983 by Sir Arthur Clarke, now the honorary chairman. Since then, the organization has grown and expanded to connect satellite professionals from around the world. SSPI has thousands of members in more than 40 countries. Join them for popular events such as their annual Future Leaders Dinner.


Global VSAT Forum (GVF)

GVSATThis association hopes to represent the satcom industry worldwide. Since coming together in 1998, GVF has dedicated itself to bringing together voices of the satellite community—from advanced broadband professionals to commercial and government enterprises. Headquartered in London, this global association has a regional office in Washington, DC.


World Teleport Association (WTA)

WTAThe WTA is a trade association that’s focused on satellite communications. The core of its membership is focused on operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global hybrid carriers. Companies that do business with the WTA see the association as an invaluable resource to building lasting relationships with operators.


“This is one of those shows where there’s a lot of gadgets and a lot of things to look at.”


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