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Improving Space Resiliency with Commercial Satellites

Leaders of government and military agencies increasingly acknowledge that space is a contested domain with operations requiring a greater need for resiliency. In order for…

Jim Bridenstine Brings Understanding of Commercial Technology to His New Role as NASA Administrator

The recent Senate confirmation of Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s 13th administrator bodes well for a fresh perspective that can benefit both the agency and…

Commercial Space Industry Can Deliver Agility and Innovation for Better Space Resilience

The U.S. government urgently needs to transform its approach to space defense. Slow and onerous procurement processes are stunting the innovation necessary to sustaining the…

Intelsat General – Who We Are

Commercial SATCOM is Needed to Hit Army’s Moving Bandwidth Target

Lt. Gen. David Mann, chief of the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Command, laid out a simple and direct challenge in a recent…

A New ‘Arms Race’ in Space?

Old and new adversaries are working intently to counter America's supremacy in space. This fact has been discussed widely within government and industry circles for…

A Full Partnership in Space

Earlier this week SpaceNews published an article by Intelsat General President Kay Sears. Kay calls for the DoD to partner with commercial satellite operators in…

Interview with Dave Kaufman of Ball Aerospace

Recently SatCom Frontier caught up with Dave Kaufman, Vice President and General Manager at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation. Ball specializes in building medium-sized satellites…

Rep. Rogers Endorses Longer Leases for Commercial Satellite Capacity

With a vision to reduce costs and increase military use of commercial satellites, Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Alabama) wants long-term government leases of such satellites. As…

The Clear Trend Towards Managed Services

Late last year Northern Sky Research (NSR) published the 11th edition of their annual report, Government and Military Satellite Communications. This past month they highlighted…

What the SATCOM Cost Debate Should Be About

The commercial satellite industry has been reporting for duty with the DoD since the first Iraqi conflict in 1991. The issue of affordability and comparisons…

DoD Gradually Accepting Commercial SATCOM Role

Progress is not always a steady march, with two steps forward often followed by at least one step back. Such is certainly the case with…