I’ll be in sunny National Harbor, MD this week for the 2016 SATELLITE Show (@SATELLITEDC), and I’m pretty excited not only to hit the trade show floor running, but also because the weather forecast calls for a whopping 68 degrees. There are a couple of things we know we can expect—satellite connectivity leaders and the large players within the satellite market.
I’m looking forward to a couple of key events on Tuesday:
- The Opening General Session, which is being presented by the Satellite Operator CEOs, “In Case You Missed It, Everything Changed.”
- Conference Session – In-Flight Connectivity: Show Me the Bandwidth: Addressing complaints about lacking bandwidth while flying. JetBlue specifically has shown how provision of high quality free services can create a transformative passenger experience. Now other providers and airlines want to enhance their services, taking advantage of the launch of many different HTS satellites and innovative new antenna technology. They’ll address: Which technologies are best placed to cope with the growth in user expectations for bandwidth? And will paid-for or free to passenger business models predominate? Hear from connectivity providers and airlines about how they expect the inflight connectivity market to evolve, and which solutions they believe will win out in the long run.
- Conference Session – Space Debris and Situational Awareness: The Responsibility of Keeping Space Safe and Clean: We talk a lot of space here on WDD. Why? Well, because there’s so much happening. In this session they’re going to discuss something we haven’t really touched on in the past. Space debris. (Wait until you hear how much there is!) Space situational awareness (SSA) is an inherently international and cooperative venture, requiring a network of globally distributed sensors and data sharing between satellite owner‐operators and sensor networks. In this session, you’ll learn what accurate space situational awareness looks like from studies conducted on satellite-tracking measurements using global networks of commercial sensors, as well as the steps that the commercial satellite industry can take to ensure that the space environment stays open for business.
We hope to see you there!
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