Sanchez’ Mission: Implement Science and Technology Goals for Space Command

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SatCom Frontier September 22, 2016

As part of a continuing exchange between the military and the commercial space industry working together, Space Command leader Gen. John Hyten outlined his science and technology goals in a February memo to his staff that was made public. “I call [the memo] our crystal ball so industry and academia have a little bit better […]

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SatCom Frontier September 15, 2016

Recent performance testing announced by both Intelsat (NYSE: I) and Intelsat General Corporation has confirmed the dramatic performance gains of the next-generation Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform. Customers and ecosystem partners have documented a 165% increase to throughput using existing ground equipment and up to a 330% improvement in throughput using next generation equipment […]

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SatCom Frontier September 13, 2016

Intelsat General Corporation (IGC) recently completed a new mission statement video. The space environment is a dynamic one, and the company decided to explain what’s new, and what hasn’t changed. IGC moved its headquarters to Tysons Corner, Virginia last year. This year, the next-generation Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform has been launched. This high-throughput satellite network […]

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SatCom Frontier September 7, 2016

The Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) should make potential enemies think hard about any potential attack on the United States in space. So should the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP). “The U.S. is prepared for space threats,” Adm. Cecil Haney said on August 16 in addressing the Space and Missile Symposium meeting […]

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SatCom Frontier August 30, 2016

The commercial industry’s new High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) present economic and resilient solutions to a U.S. Government increasingly in need of them. Companies already flying these next-generation platforms should have an advantage, according to Skot Butler, Intelsat General Corp. president. “You really have to be in orbit and operational before the government starts signing up,” Butler […]

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SatCom Frontier August 25, 2016

With a thunderous roar, Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS), was launched successfully last night from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 22:16 pm GMT. The Intelsat 33e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage and signal acquisition has been confirmed. Intelsat 33e will […]

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SatCom Frontier August 16, 2016

There has been a steady stream of recent ideas to reform military acquisition. Nickolas Guertin and James P. Craft have proposed one of the most intriguing. “One technique for speeding up the acquisition process is to use open system architecture (OSA),” they write in “The Cyber Implications of Acquisition Speed: Part IV,” published recently in […]

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SatCom Frontier August 11, 2016

Where once it was enough to develop revolutionary technology to send into space, now there is increased emphasis on protecting that technology once it gets into orbit. “We’re going through a renaissance,” Lt. Gen Jay Raymond told a group of young space professionals at a July 14 conference in Washington. “That renaissance is fueled by […]

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SatCom Frontier August 8, 2016

In an analysis done for NASA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Science and Technology Policy Institute warns of increased competition in space. The institute then offers a plan for the U.S. to maintain the leadership in space that it has enjoyed for more than half a century. The report is […]

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SatCom Frontier August 2, 2016

For decades, the most secure and protected U.S. military satellite network has served both a strategic and a tactical purpose. But now with space becoming a more contested and militarized theater, there is an ongoing conversation within the DoD to separate – or disaggregate – the strategic and tactical functions of the Advanced Extremely High […]

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