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3D IMAX Movie Reinforces Need for Managing Risk and Liability in Space

It is no surprise that the issue of space debris has risen to popular culture status with the launch of a new 3D IMAX movie…

Adjusting to a New Budgetary Culture in Space

In my role as the head of Intelsat General, I’m constantly in touch with our customers. We conduct a frank discourse on how can we…

DARPA Aims to Redefine What’s Possible in Space

DARPA, the government agency that invented the Internet, announced a very innovative program last week. As reported in InformationWeek magazine, the agency wants to reuse…

Customers Want Innovative Spacecraft Benefits Now

A lot has changed in the satellite industry in recent years. VSAT sizes are now measured in inches rather than feet. IP data rates are…

Successful Compatibility Testing of UHF Hosted Payload on Intelsat-22

It’s pretty cool to think about the power of satellite communications (SATCOM), and the advantages it provides for our military customers. What’s definitely not cool…

Intelsat General Helps Navy Manage Communications Capabilities – Part 2

Earlier this year, Intelsat General announced that it partnered with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to provide orbital refueling, an innovative service that would extend…

Intelsat General Helps Navy Maximize Use of Leased Bandwidth – Part 1

Oil exploration vessels require highly complex communications systems for tracking and managing efforts to locate oil reserves. Often this exploration takes place in very remote…

Ka-band or Ku-band – Which is Better for You?

As the economics of providing Ka-band satellite communication services drive several new satellite deployments around the world, customers have been asking the question: Ka-band versus…

2011 – A Busy Year in Space

They say time flies when you love your work. So here I am writing a recap of 2011, a very busy and successful year for…

NSTAC Recommendation Highlights the Criticality of Satellite

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) was established over 25 years ago to provide the President with the best possible counsel in areas of…

The Risk and Expense of Growing Space Debris

Space is becoming an increasingly crowded and dangerous place. That point was dramatically illustrated last month by the fiery demise of the German satellite Rosat,…

Protect Space Investments from Indiscriminate Budget Cuts

Many here in the Washington DC area are anxiously awaiting the findings of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called Super Committee. If…

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