November 2018 Edition
Maritime, Oil & Gas, Utilities, SatHealth
A Historic Year for Rideshare, By Curt Blake, President, Spaceflight Industries
Five years have passed since Spaceflight’s maiden rideshare voyage on an Orbital Antares launch with a 3U cubesat.
The Forrester Report: OneWeb’s “Valley of Death”, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
There are some anxieties over the state of play at the proposed mega-constellation OneWeb and their fleet of LEO satellites.
Innovation: Newtec—Reliability and efficiency for Oil and Gas connectivity, By Jo De Loor, Vice President, Market Development
The oil and gas (O&G) sector operates in a unique and challenging environment and, like many other industries, OPEX savings are sought whenever possible.
The MARS Helicopter and Lessons for SATCOM Testing, Innovation: Kratos Defense
In 2020, NASA will launch their next exploratory mission to Mars — this mission centers around a nimble, six-wheeled rover that is packed with instruments to search for the evidence of life, assess the climate and geology of the planet, and to prepare for future human exploration.
SATCOM Innovation in the Maritime Industry: An NSSLGlobal Perspective, By Sally-Anne Ray, Group CEO, NSSLGlobal
The maritime industry is undergoing a fast moving digital revolution. The speed of this change is unprecedented with ship owners and technology companies both rising to the challenge of market forces of supply and demand. Innovative communications technology breakthroughs are driving smart ships and connected fleets, redefining not just the way maritime organizations are managing their communications systems and digital infrastructure, but also revolutionizing their core business models.
Executive Spotlight: Meir Moalem, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Founder of Sky and Space Global
Mr. Meir Moalem is a Co-founder and CEO of Sky and Space Global Ltd. and has been its Managing Director and CEO since its establishment in 2015. Mr. Moalem is a jet fighter pilot, Lt. Col (Res.) of the Israeli Air Force. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, R&D and operation of state-of-the-art projects in Space Systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems, among those acting as a deputy squadron commander and leading the MEIDEX experiment on Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) as the project manager for Israel’s first astronaut flight, Managing Israel’s satellite projects (such as Ofeq, Tecsar) and more.
An NSR Analysis: Finding relevance in the new video ecosystem..., Eyeballs are moving away from traditional TV sets to Smartphones and other IP-based devices.
Satellite has been the base infrastructure sustaining the media industry for decades. Either through a DTH (Direct-to-Home) offer or via video distribution to head-ends, the vast majority of broadcasts crossed, at some point or another, a satellite link.
How Satellites Make A Better world: Schools go online in the unconnected world..., By Robert Bell, Executive Director, Space & Satellite Professionals International
A child born in America or Europe can expect to live in a household making the equivalent of at least US$31,000. For a child born in Mexico or Peru, the figure is less than US$6,000. In Africa south of the Sahara, the average income per person equaled only about US$760.
SatBroadcasting™: The RSCC Experience...Delivering football to Latin America and beyond., By Andrey Kirillovich, Director of Integration Services and Turnkey Projects
The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) was established almost 51 years ago as a broadcasting teleport providing world’s first nation-wide TV distribution network via satellite in 1967.
Maritime Cyber Security: Let’s talk holistically..., By Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink
Digitalization has the potential to transform the maritime world. Data can optimize operational efficiency, maximize profits and improve safety for passengers and crew.
Uplink: World Teleport Association: Inside the Tier 4 teleport — Part One, By Robert Bell, Executive Director
We go through life protected by rules and procedures that are mostly invisible to us.
Downlink: DEV Systemtechnik—Ka-band diversity,
State-of-the art satellite communication systems at the highest data rates are operated on the Ka-band. As transmission quality on Ka-band frequencies is heavily dependent on weather conditions, suitable system configurations need to be carefully planned and selected.
The Great Migration: Why L-band users are moving to VSAT, By Malcolm McMaster, President, Globecomm Maritime
Globecomm spends as much time as possible talking to shipowners about their communications needs. These are always rewarding conversations as the company hears about what they actually do with bandwidth, which gives Globecomm insight into what systems and solutions might suit them best.
Executive Spotlight: Peter Gulla, Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Hughes Network Systems
Peter Gulla is Senior Vice President of North America marketing at Hughes Network Systems. In this capacity, he oversees the direct-to-consumer marketing of the company’s flagship satellite Internet service, HughesNet, and the marketing activities of the small/medium business (SMB) group.
An Omnetics Focus: Getting connected..., By Erica Mutch, Marketing Coordinator, and Bob Stanton, Director of Technolgoy
As technology evolves, bigger isn’t always better. Almost every technological product is becoming smaller and faster, including many products that use connectors.
Executive Spotlight: Alf Stian Mauritz, Managing Director, IEC Telecom Norway
Alf Stian Maurritz has been the Managing Director of Tradee Telecom (now IEC Telecom Norway) since 2005, when he created the company. IEC Telecom Group undertook a strategic investment by acquiring the Norway-based company in 2012.