Public/Private Model Would Make DARPA’s On-Orbit Service Capability a Reality

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SatCom Frontier May 23, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcement of a Robotics Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program in March is an important step towards extending the productivity of America’s space assets. DARPA is looking for a public-private partnership with the commercial space industry that would make robotic in-orbit servicing available to both military and commercial […]

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SatCom Frontier May 17, 2016

Although children’s books and animated films often depict them frolicking together, penguins and polar bears actually occupy opposite ends of the earth. Polar bears are found in the far northern latitudes, while penguins occupy the world’s southern oceans and land masses. But Intelsat General customers enjoy satellite connectivity provided by facilities at both ends of […]

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SatCom Frontier May 12, 2016

Few who follow Congress were surprised recently when Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) stepped up quickly to co-sponsor the American Space Renaissance Act. The bill, authored by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), sets out an ambitious program to secure the United States’ position as the world’s most prominent and powerful space-faring nation. The bill encompasses national security, […]

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Myland Pride May 10, 2016

The value the U.S. Department of Defense places on space was apparent last year in standing up the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) as the first working element of the department’s Third Offset Strategy. After all, much of the Third Offset is being driven by the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power 3.0, according to […]

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Skot Butler May 5, 2016

It’s an exciting time to become President of Intelsat General Corp. – a time of challenges and opportunities, and a time that includes a great new asset to help meet both: the high-throughput Intelsat EpicNG constellation of satellites. The most important aspects of the job do not change, no matter who occupies the seat. We […]

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SatCom Frontier May 3, 2016

On April 12th in a darkened room at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. John Hyten prefaced his talk to the 32nd Space Symposium with a short, stark video. Its theme: This is how much the warfighter depends on U.S. assets in space. The conclusion: What if our soldiers couldn’t depend on the ISR superiority […]

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Lesley Rahman April 28, 2016

The DoD is currently completing a new process for ensuring information security that has significant ramifications for improving cybersecurity in space. This new process is known as the Risk Management Framework (RMF). It is the unified information security framework used by the entire federal government, replacing the legacy Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes that previously were […]

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SatCom Frontier April 21, 2016

After years of give and take among military and commercial space interests to better advance U.S. security, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) authored the American Space Renaissance Act to do just that. His background puts him in a rare position to champion both. “As a military pilot, I can attest that our national security and our […]

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SatCom Frontier April 15, 2016

Cyber security requires a systemic approach to address three main tenets: availability, confidentiality and integrity. That’s because responsibility for the security of each is divided among the elements of a network, according to Vinit Duggal, Intelsat’s Director and Chief Information Security Officer, in an interview with Via Satellite. “The satellite operator is responsible for ensuring […]

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Skot Butler April 12, 2016

With Special Operations troops deployed in as many as 100 spots around the world, and with the recent focus of the U.S. Army on quick-reaction capability, it’s clear that readiness is the prime driver of the military today. Those troops and others need to be able to communicate and to send and receive the latest […]

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