Conference Program

The world-class SATELLITE Conference consists of the most relevant and important topics facing both satellite industry and end-users, and gathers a diverse group of thought leaders to share their viewpoints. The format and content are built specifically with you in mind, designed so you can easily chart a path during SATELLITE week that will benefit your business.

The SATELLITE program immerses you in the expansive satellite and space community, with forward-looking themes throughout the sessions, technology and business updates to keep you abreast of trends in the marketplace and technical content that peeks behind the curtain on some of the most innovative advancements in the industry.  

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Monday, March 9

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Room 146 Concourse
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Christopher Baugh
President
NSR
Thomas Choi
Executive Chairman
Saturn Satellite Networks
Peter de Selding
Co-Founder, Editor
Space Intel Report
John Finney
Founder
Isotropic Systems
Chris Quilty
President
Quilty Analytics
Mark Rigolle
CEO
KLEO Connect
Produced in partnership with NSR, a leading team of space industry experts fields a series of key finance topics/disruptions in the satellite market and discusses/debates impact and potential outcomes for the satellite community. This interactive session will incorporate visual content and audience input/discussion in order to build a truly unique session.
Moderator
Jo-Anne Sears
Partner
Velocity Government Relations
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Government Policy and Strategy
Inmarsat Government
Joshua Huminski
Director, National Security Space Program
Center For The Study of the Presidency and Congress
Doug Schroeder
Oversight Executive
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Building modern military satellite networks requires integrating a vast array of technologies both in space and on the ground, and operating on both exclusive and shared platforms. How do global military organizations plan to operate and protect their satellite assets in the age of hybrid and software-defined networking? Military officials from around the world will discuss how their organizations have had to adapt their approaches to acquiring and operating new technologies.
Moderator
Justin Hyatt
Senior Research Associate
University of Arizona
Tom Campbell
General Manager, Space Antennas and Structures Space and Intelligence Systems
L3Harris
Matt Little
Chief Technologist, Command, Control, Communications and Instrumentation Mission Area
Ball Aerospace
William (Bill) Milroy
Chairman and CTO
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
Lilac Muller
Vice President of Product Management
KYMETA CORPORATION
Sponsored by:
   
The SATELLITE 2020 Tech & Engineering forum kicks off with an in-depth look at how antenna and terminal technology are evolving in terms of both form and functionality. In terms of form, we'll look at how these systems are changing physically to meet the requirement of their users' environment. For functionality, we'll look at how systems are becoming more "satellite-agnostic," enabling users to switch between satellite operators (LEO, MEO or GEO) to best meet their needs for coverage, throughput and cost without having to change their hardware.
Moderator
Caleb Williams
Lead Economic Analyst
SpaceWorks Enterprises
Matt Desch
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Iridium Communications
Jonathan Hofeller
Vice President of Starlink, Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Erwin Hudson
Vice President, Telesat LEO
Telesat
Adrián Steckel
CEO
OneWeb
Constellation operators have ambitious plans. Those offering communications services, hope their systems emerge as the leading global broadband connectivity solution. We kick off our SmallSatcom Forum with a roadmap of the constellations in play. Which are online now or coming online? What are the differences/similarities between these systems? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each system? Start with this session to get a realistic view of what's to come.
Cas Anvar
Actor
The Expanse (SyFy, Amazon Prime)
Mike French
Vice President, Space Systems
Aerospace Industries Association
Lori Garver
CEO
Earthrise Alliance
Grant Gertz
Producer, Kerbal Space Program
Private Division
Justus Kilian
Principal
Space Angels
Janna Lewis
Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property
Northrop Grumman
William Pomerantz
Vice President, Special Projects
Virgin Galactic
Ellen Stofan
Director
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Gregg Walsh
Architect Digital Enterprise Services
Microsoft Corp
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. This year's SGx program was built in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), and promises to be one of the most engaging and compelling events at SATELLITE 2020! SGx 2020 Schedule: 1. "Exponential Opportunities at the Intersection of Space and Tech," by Justus Kilian, Space Angels (9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.) 2. TBA 3. Mike French, AIA (10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) 4. "The Future of Games in the Space Community: an Aerospace Journey" by Grant Gertz, Kerbal Space Program / Private Division (11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.) 5. TBA 6. "Cloud Computing and Space" by Gregg Walsh, Microsoft (11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.) 7. "Out-of-the-Box Career Thinking," by Janna Lewis, Northrop Grumman (1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) 8. "Allyship and the Importance of Diversity," by Will Pomerantz, Virgin Orbit (2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.) 9. "Our Seat at the Telescope: Women in Aerospace," by Ellen Stofan, Smithsonian (2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) 10. TBA 11. "Using Space for a Better Earth," by Lori Garver, Earthrise Alliance (3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Room: Room 146 Concourse
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Shagun Sachdeva
Senior Analyst
NSR
Francois Gaullier
Senior Vice President, Telecommunication Satellites
Airbus Defence and Space
Lars Hoffman
Senior Vice President of Global Launch Operation
Rocket Lab
Pascal Homsy
Executive Vice President, Telecommunications
Thales Alenia Space
Monica Jan
Senior Director, Strategy and Customer Experience
Virgin Orbit
Ryan Reid
Program Director, SES O3b mPOWER
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
With increasing competition and technology development, manufacturing and launch markets are experiencing price declines, and price/kg and number of satellites ordered are becoming less relevant as market indicators. In this dynamic where customer preference and priorities vary greatly, what are the new market performance indicators? With the declining launch and manufacturing prices, is it a race to the bottom? This Finance Forum panel will answer these questions and discuss the evolution of this part of the space value chain.
Moderator
Daniel Gager
Vice President, Business Development
COMSAT
Erik Daehler
Director, Commercial Business Development
Lockheed Martin Space
Karen Jones
Center for Space Policy and Analysis
The Aerospace Corporation
John Klein
Professor
George Washington University's Space Policy Institute
Dr. Mir H. Sadat
Director for Critical Enablers
National Space Council at The White House
Can the commercial space sector support a robust national security and deterrence strategy? For many countries, space-relevant commercial technology, capabilities, and services are already interwoven into how their military organizations train and fight. Learn how commercial space capabilities and emerging technologies are making it more difficult for malevolent actors to deny access to or use of space, or penetrate national security systems.
Moderator
Karl Horne
Vice President, Telco/MNO Data Solutions
SES Networks
Gary Drutin
CEO and Director
NovelSat
Antonio Franchi
Head of Future Programmes and 5G
European Space Agency
Jerrold Prothero, Ph..D.
CEO and Founder
Astrapi Corporation
Sanjay Singam
Vice President, Global Engineering
ITC Global
The global trend of demand for higher throughputs and greater efficiencies will be further accelerated with 5G, generating exponential growth in network capacity as well as in the number and types of connected devices and services. How are engineers increasing the power and efficiency of their services to prepare for the future environment? Learn about the latest developments in bandwidth enhancement.
Moderator
Hannah Kerner
Assistant Research Professor
University of Maryland
Payam Banazadeh
CEO & Founder
Capella Space
Massimo Comparini
CEO
e-GEOS
Alex Greenberg
Co-Founder & Operations
Loft Orbital
Peter Platzer
CEO
Spire Global
Robbie Schingler
Co-Founder And Chief Strategy Officer
Planet
This presentation by a group of leading Smallsat industry experts and executives will detail the potential and transformational impact that small satellite EO, GNSS, and sensing data systems will have on our societies.
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room: Ballroom C
Moderator
Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno
President
Inter-American Development Bank
Mark Dankberg
Chairman & CEO
Viasat
Sponsored by:
   
SATELLITE 2020 conference attendees are welcome to join us for our opening day luncheon, sponsored by Viasat. During the luncheon, Viasat CEO Mark Dankberg will sit down with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank for a comprehensive discussion on how satellites can lead the charge for global digital inclusion. Connecting the world and bringing new economic opportunities and social benefits to the unconnected and under-connected globally. Dankberg will share perspectives on what regions Viasat is targeting for development first, what companies will participate, affordability issues, obstacles, how lives and countries will be transformed, and the roles of private enterprise, governments, and NGOs, among other issues.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Gagan Agrawal
Senior Analyst
Northern Sky Research
Mathieu Robilliard
Analyst
Barclays Capital
Paul Sidney
Equity Analyst (Telecoms & Satellite)
Credit Suisse
Giles Thorne
IT Hardware & Infrastructure, Equity Research
Jefferies Group
Nic Volpi
Partner
Permira Advisers, LLC
Satcom financial metrics remain tumultuous, underscoring an industry in transition. Lease revenues continue to be downgraded, while service revenues post double-digit growth across multiple retail sectors. Consolidation, privatization and the possibility of insolvency are all on the table, but despite long CAPEX cycles, satellite industry investment has never been higher. These trends indicate an industry toiling to evolve and determine where best to invest in an increasingly transitional market. This panel of satellite finance experts will interpret financial metrics across the satellite industry and prognosticate on where the data is headed.
Moderator
Vivienne Machi
Air Force/Capitol Hill Reporter
Defense Daily
Maria Demaree
Vice President & General Manager, Mission Solutions
Lockheed Martin Space
Josef Koller
Systems Director
The Aerospace Corporation
Chirag Parikh
Director, Office of Sciences and Methodologies
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA
James Platt
(Invited)
Director, PNT Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
When assessing the trends of global connectiveness, commercial remote sensing from space, and advances in artificial intelligence (AI), the trends point toward a future where information and overhead imagery will become available to the general public in near-realtime. The opportunities seem immense, but what would the availability of ubiquitous, realtime intelligence mean to the military operator and warfighter? The U.S. approach to commercial remote sensing has been to regulate and limit the imagery that can be taken from space, but international capabilities will not be so easily curtailed. Has the time come for the military operator to find better ways to hide, rather than tell someone not to look?
Moderator
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Account Manager, Scientific Customers
Planet
Joseph Anderson
Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Space Logistics
Northrop Grumman
Maher Ezzeddine
CEO of Ideanco and Chairman
Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association
Dr. Clare Martin
Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Jeremy Schiel
Cofounder, CMO
Orbit Fab
With the launch of Northrop Grumman's MEV-1 in October 2019, the satellite industry has officially kicked off the era of in-orbit servicing. This session will cover the latest breakthroughs in AI/Machine-Learning and Robotics technology to refuel, repair, rebuild, and re-purpose satellites in space.
Moderator
Paul Scardino
Business Development Lead
L3Harris Technologies
Carolyn Belle
Director of Business Development, KSATlite
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)
Brad Bode
CTO, CIO and Founder
Atlas Space Operations
John Corrigan
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Greg Quiggle
VP of Product Management
Kratos
The biggest challenge for small satellite systems is making sure the ground systems keep pace with the innovation in space. In recent years, smallsat ground systems have evolved dramatically. This session will explain how antennas, terminals, and other ground systems are adapting to the changing smallsat ecosystem.
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Room 146 Concourse
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
J. Armand Musey
President and Founder
Summit Ridge Group LLC
Timothy L. Bransford
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Mr. Michael Calabrese
Director, Wireless Future Program
New America
Yvon Henri
Chief Regulatory Advisor
OneWeb
Dr. Veena Rawat
Senior Spectrum Advisor
Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA)
In the post WRC-19 world, the impacts of this vital meeting are sure to be widespread. As spectrum remains a precious resource for all players, satellite companies are expanding into new bands while also proposing sharing schemes in others. This panel will explore the risks and opportunities for the satellite industry resulting from WRC-19 and any FCC spectrum sharing decision.
Moderator
Mike French
Vice President, Space Systems
Aerospace Industries Association
Pete Hoene
President & CEO, USAF (Ret.)
SES Government Solutions
Ken Peterman
President, Government Systems
Viasat
Scott Scheimreif
Executive Vice President, Government Programs
Iridium Communications
Valerie B. Skarupa
Director of Government Business
Spaceflight Inc.
How quickly does current policy allow government and military organizations to access space in emergency scenarios? How can the industry work with government policy makers to accelerate access to space in these cases? This panel will answer these questions, as well as discuss responsive launch options and scenarios that would call for shared systems/payloads on-demand.
Moderator
Mr. Daniel DiFonzo
President
Planar Communications Corp.
Brian Barritt
Senior Staff Engineer
Loon, an Alphabet Company
Shayn Hawthorne
Senior Manager and AWS Ground Station Program Lead
Amazon Web Services
Ben Posthuma
Services Technology and Strategy Manager
KYMETA CORPORATION
Mr. Stewart Sanders
EVP, Technology & O3b mPOWER Program Manager
SES Networks
Sponsored by:
   
Some of the most innovate companies in our community are building infrastructure to support aerospace networks with the ability to orchestrate, control, optimize, and move data through an internet of flying and/or moving things... including LEO, MEO, and GEO satellite constellations. This session presents case studies focused on companies bringing infrastructure to market as an enabler for interoperable, high-throughput, low-latency hybrid networks.
Moderator
Jennifer Manner
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
EchoStar Corporation
Balazs Bertenyi
RAN TSG Chairman
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Jerome Soumange
Senior Director, Service Development
Inmarsat Global, Ltd.
Salim Yaghmour
Director of Innovation
Intelsat
Produced in partnership with the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), this session will explore the 5G system enhancements that are set to be finalized in the 3GPP's Release 17 set of standards in 2021. How will those enhancements support non-terrestrial access satellites and High-Altitude Platforms, as well as provide IoT support for satellite services?
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2020
Elon Musk
Founder and Chief Engineer
SpaceX
Sponsored by:
   
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk last appeared at SATELLITE in 2009, just after SpaceX was awarded the multibillion-dollar NASA Commercial Resupply Services program contract to send supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX has set industry records with its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, and unveiled a massive new rocket called Starship, a large, long-duration spacecraft capable of carrying passengers or cargo to Earth orbit, planetary destinations, and between destinations on Earth. (Open to all Conference Attendees)
Sponsored by:
   

Join 15,000+ to kick off SATELLITE 2020 with the largest gathering of the week! Embark on a culinary journey around the world by visiting food stations featuring cuisines from different cultures, all while catching up with old friends and creating new connections. Start your week off your week on the right food!

Tuesday, March 10

7:45 am - 8:15 am
Room: Ballroom Foyer
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room: Ballroom A/B
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director, Aerospace
Via Satellite
Rodolphe Belmer
CEO
Eutelsat
Steve Collar
President and CEO
SES
Mark Dankberg
Chairman & CEO
Viasat
Daniel S. Goldberg
CEO
Telesat
Pradman Kaul
President
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Stephen Spengler
CEO
Intelsat US LLC
Sponsored by:
   
The Global Satellite Operators general session returns in an all-new, interactive format! CEOs from the world's leading satellite operators will share their future visions in keynote presentations, participate in fireside chat-style conversations, and answer questions live from the audience and social media. Topics for this discussion include: the state of satellite bandwidth; 5G; new possibilities in LEO, MEO, and GEO orbit; evolving business models for new enterprise and consumer end-users; bridging the digital divide; and more! Open to ALL attendees!
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Ralph Brooker
President
SatProf, Inc.
Tom Campbell
General Manager, Space Antennas and Structures Space and Intelligence Systems
L3Harris
Justin Edward Park
President
Intergalactic Education LLC
Chester Gillmore
VP, Spacecraft development & Manufacturing
Planet
Are you a first-time SATELLITE attendee? Or, are you new to the technologies and terms being used at the conference? Don't worry! We've created this valuable 90-minute tutorial program for you! And, it's FREE to attend! During this program, you'll learn about: how satellite networks are built and how they work; the differences and similarities between GEO and LEO services and the different bandwidths; how ground systems work with space systems; the basics of launch services; the role of the cloud in satellite networks; and much more! Make this your first stop when the exhibit hall opens on Tuesday! (**Open to ALL attendees)
The Washington Space Business Roundtable will host its annual Flagship Luncheon and Silent Auction to raise funds for its scholarship program. To purchase tickets or donate an auction item, visit WSBR.org.
Dr. Mark Matossian
Special Projects
Google
Join MSUA as they celebrate the winners from this year's Mobility Innovation Award Contest. This year's categories include: • Top Mobility User Experience Innovation • Top Connected Mobile Platform Innovation • Top Government Mobility Innovation • Top Cybersecurity Innovation for Mobile Users • Top 5G Hybrid/Wireless Mobility Innovation • Company to Watch • New! Best Mobility Marketing Campaign •$75 per MSUA member •$85 per non-MSUA member •$700 per table (10) •$350 per ½ table (5) Individual tickets can be purchased online when registering for the SATELLITE 2020 conference and tables can be purchased by emailing finance@msua.org.
Since 1995, WTA has presented annual awards to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development and technology. Individual tickets can be purchased through the SATELLITE registration system.
Moderator
Patricia Cooper
Vice President, Satellite Government Affairs
SpaceX
Mark B. Daley
Deputy of Operations
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Space Commerce
Stephen Earle
Space Traffic Lead & Air Force Interfaces Lead
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Walt Everetts
Vice President, Satellite Operations and Ground Development
Iridium Communications
Dan Oltrogge
Director, Center for Space Standards and Innovation
AGI
This panel will address interagency efforts to mitigate space debris and encourage SSA data sharing, as well as commercial best practices in space sustainability. This session will focus on "Space Policy Directive 3," which tasks an interagency group to work to mitigate the effect of orbital debris on space activities, by incorporating existing standards and best practices into licensing and encouraging SSA data sharing.
Moderator
Joel Nirenberg
Director, Strategic Solutions, ScheduALL Product Line, Net Insight
Net Insight
Tim Jackson
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
GlobeCast Americas
Greg Quiggle
VP of Product Management
Kratos
Fulvio Sansone
Co-Founder & CTO
SatADSL
Over the past year, the largest satellite operators announced high-profile partnerships with cloud service providers from AWS to MS Azure. Less visible has the continuing integration of cloud services into the solutions that teleport operators offer to their data and media customers. But it is an important trend because it is part of a wholesale rethinking by teleport operators of their place in the value chain as they evolve from standalone providers of services and transmission capacity to high-value nodes in global, multi-company networks. In this session, a panel of expert practitioners explore the opportunities that partnership with cloud service providers can offer, the technical and policy requirements for interconnection, and what cloud service providers want from their outside partners. Produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association (WTA).
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
James Chan
CFO
Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley Inc.
Michael Collett
Managing Partner
Promus Ventures
Nancy Conrad
Chairman and Founder
Conrad Foundation
Maher Ezzeddine
CEO of Ideanco and Chairman
Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association
Rafferty Jackson
Strategy & Development, Principal at Jack Industries & an Astia Angel
Jack Industries
Josephine Milward
Head of Research
Seraphim Capital
Max Polyakov
Managing Partner
Noosphere Ventures
Will Porteous
General Partner & COO
RRE Ventures
Paul Sidney
Equity Analyst (Telecoms & Satellite)
Credit Suisse
Lindsey Yee
Principal, Founding Team
Starbridge Venture Capital
Moderator
Claude Rousseau
Research Director
NSR
SATELLITE 2020 is proud to present our 4th annual STARTUP SPACE entrepreneur pitch contest! Ten leaders from ten space industry startups will pitch their new businesses to a panel of top investors who will select the grand prize winner based on the strength of the pitch. Some of today's leading New Space companies got their start on the STARTUP SPACE stage. Past competitors and prize winners include: Astroscale, Ursa, NSLComm, Leolabs, Orbit Fab, Astrapi, TimeTag, Optisys, and Oxford Space Systems among dozens more. Don't miss SATELLITE's most popular entrepreneur battle, produced in partnership with NSR, and presented live in the Exhibit Hall! (**Open to ALL attendees)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: 147 A/B
Moderator
Andrew Penn
Senior Associate
Avascent
John Gedmark
CEO & Co-Founder
Astranis Space Technologies
Wiener Kernisan
President
Arianespace
Carlos Niederstrasser
Systems Architect
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Small satellites aren't just for Low- and Medium-Earth orbits (LEO/MEO). Several small satellite operators are developing constellation systems to operate at a high-level Geostationary (GEO) orbit, and there are already small satellite-specialized launch vehicles designed to give them a ride. This session will cover explain how and why small satellites will function in the spaces above their LEO and MEO cousins.
Moderator
Christian Davenport
Space Correspondent
Washington Post
Peter Beck
CEO
Rocket Lab
Tory Bruno
CEO
United Launch Alliance
Tim Ellis
Co-Founder and CEO
Relativity Space
Charlie Precourt
Vice President, Propulsion Systems
Northrop Grumman
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO
SpaceX
Sponsored by:
   
Our annual SATELLITE Launch Executives panel has become so popular, we've split the session into two! SATELLITE all-access pass holders will enjoy access to two different groups of executive leaders from the world's most influential launch services. During these sessions, our speakers will reveal new rockets, payloads, facilities, and launch targets in this two-part powerhouse session! (**Open to ALL-ACCESS CONFERENCE pass-holders only)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
Moderator
George Nagy
Senior US Campaign Manager
OneWeb Satellites
Scott Gustafson
Vice President, Space Centers of Excellence
Lockheed Martin
John London
Chief Engineer, Space and Strategic Systems Directorate
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
David Rogalski
Director, Advanced Missions and Programs
Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems
Mr. Damon Wells
Director, Office of Space Technology Policy
National Reconnaissance Office
It's all about resiliency and rapid reconstitution. The ability to manufacture multiple 150kg satellites daily, the use of cubesats for remote sensing persistence, the increase in launch cadence from large launch vehicles and the onset of the small launch market, and the standardization of form factors all have the ability to greatly impact military space acquisitions and space architectures. This panel will discuss the impact of these new technologies on military planning and the tradeoffs in buying services vs. satellites.
Moderator
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
INTEGRASYS SA
Jo De Loor
VP Market Development & Strategy
ST Engineering iDirect
Emmanuel Lance
Director of Payload Engineering and Future Satellite Systems
Eutelsat
Lon Levin
President and Chief Executive Officer
GEOshare
Dave Ryan
President, Space & Commercial Networks
Viasat
Which standards and capabilities will define and differentiate VHTS systems? With some operators already promoting the rollout of new VHTS systems as soon as 2021, this session will try to get a grasp on what VHTS can accomplish within the Ku- and Ka-band realm, as well as with higher bandwidths in Q- and V-Band.
Moderator
Aarti Holla
Secretary General
EMEA Satellite Operators Association
Ali Ebadi
Advisor to the Board of Directors
MEASAT
Alexander Kuhn
Head of International Spectrum Affairs
German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)
Nelson Malaguti
Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 4 (SGD/SG4)
ITU
Hazem Moakkit
Vice President, Corporate and Spectrum Strategy
Intelsat US LLC
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Director of Regulatory Affairs
OneWeb
With the 2019 World Radio-Communications Conference (WRC-19) now behind us, the satellite industry must assess how the results will impact the mid-band spectrum supply while planning a strategy for the next WRC in 2023. Did WRC-19 expose mid-band spectrum to new risks? If so, how do we deal with those risks? Also, what types of spectrum will be under the microscope in 2023 and what's the plan to protect those assets?
Moderator
Caleb Henry
Staff Writer
Space News
Curt Blake
President
Spaceflight Inc.
Stéphane Israël
CEO
Arianespace
Mr. Dmitry Loskutov
Director General
JSC Glavkosmos
Clay Mowry
Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Dr. Ko Ogasawara
Vice President & General Manager, Space Systems
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Sponsored by:
   
Our annual SATELLITE Launch Executives panel has become so popular, we've split the session into two! SATELLITE all-access pass holders will enjoy access to two different groups of executive leaders from the world's most influential launch services. During these sessions, our speakers will reveal new rockets, payloads, facilities, and launch targets in this two-part powerhouse session! (**Open to ALL-ACCESS CONFERENCE pass-holders only)
Moderator
Louis Zacharilla
Director of Development, SSPI and
WTA
Lisa Callahan
VP & GM Commercial Civil Space
Lockheed Martin
Frank DeMauro
Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems Division
Northrop Grumman
Pascal Homsy
Executive Vice President, Telecommunications
Thales Alenia Space
Daniel Jablonsky
President and CEO
Maxar Technologies
Chris Johnson
President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Space and Launch
Boeing
Jean Marc Nasr
Executive Vice President & Head of Space Systems
Airbus Defense and Space
Executive leaders from the world's most influential satellite builders will gather to debate the future evolutionary path of spacecraft design. Learn about how tomorrow's satellites will function in tomorrow's networks and how what's traditionally known as the "space segment" of our networks is increasingly becoming more a part of a virtualized "Cloud" ecosystem. (**Open to CONFERENCE pass-holders only)
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
James Pura
Technical Specialist, Apex Business Development
MSC Software Corporation
Sponsored by:
   
Nanosatellites have become prevalent over the last decade. However, given the scale of nanosatellites, engineers must develop designs that meet challenging performance criteria while minimizing launch costs as much as possible. This presentation details the use of modern CAE simulation methods at Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., to aid the process of performing vibration and shock analysis and to expedite the construction of FEM models. This presentation also covers how the latest CAE methods led to a 10% mass reduction of satellite designs. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., a Terran Orbital corporation, specializes in spacecraft development, launch services, and on-orbit operations. Tyvak develops and manufactures these satellite systems for critical civil, defense, and commercial missions across a variety of mission applications, including LEO, GEO, and beyond Earth orbit.
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
Sponsored by:
      

Wednesday, March 11

Lt. Gen. David Thompson
Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
United States Air Force
Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is Vice Commander of the Air Force Space Command in Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the commander of Air Force Space Command in carrying out Air Force space missions and integrating space policy, guidance, coordination and synchronization of space-related activities, and issue resolution for Air Force Space Command and the Department of the Air Force. He comes to SATELLITE 2020 to outline new opportunities for the commercial satellite and space industries to help build a new milsatcom network and secure a future in space for the United States and its global allies.
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Room 146 Concourse
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Aarti Holla
Secretary General
EMEA Satellite Operators Association
Oliver Juckenhofel
SVP On-Orbit Services and Exploration, HO Site Bremen
Airbus Defense and Space
Nikolai Khlystov
Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies
World Economic Forum
Timothy Maclay
Director, Missions Systems Engineering
OneWeb
Ruy Pinto
CTO
SES
Danielle Wood
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Director of Space Enabled Research Group
MIT Media Lab
This session will address incentives for commercial satellite and space companies to engage in sustainable business practices that reduce the threat of space debris. Produced in partnership with the EMEA Satellite Operators Association and includes the participation of the World Economic Forum.
Moderator
Rick Lober
Vice President and General Manager
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
Don Brown
General Manager, Government Services
Telesat
Timothy Deaver
Director of US Space Systems
Airbus Defense and Space
Clare Grason
Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO)
U.S. Air Force Space Command
Derek Tournear
Director
Space Development Agency
With the shift in procurement of SATCOM to Space Command, the creation of the Space Development Agency, a migration of commercial remote sensing acquisitions to NRO, and efforts such as DARPA's Blackjack program, the U.S. government has shown a growing openness to implementing nontraditional acquisition models. This panel will explore new acquisition frameworks and their potential impact on the deployment of innovative technologies.
Moderator
Arunas Slekys
Board Chairman
Global VSAT Forum
Antonio Abad Martín
Chief Technical and Operations Officer
Hispasat
Marco Brancati
CTO
Telespazio S.p.A.
Dr. Girish Chandran
CTO
Viasat
Jeb Linton
CTO, Partner Success & Cognitive Security
IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Raenaurd Turpin
CTO, Satellite Systems
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
CTOs from some of the world's most influential commercial satellite companies gather to forecast the future of enterprise networking. One could argue that the evolving needs of today's enterprise market has, by itself, driven the IoT technology revolution. Our CTO panel will share insights on how they're planning their own digital transformation build-out to support more cloud-based applications and how satellite innovation is helping to power the new, digital customer experience in retail, energy, healthcare, and several other enterprise verticals.
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Moderator
Mignon Clyburn
Former FCC Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Johnathon Caldwell
Vice President for Navigation Systems / GPS III Program Manager
Lockheed Martin
Joe Carey
Director of Wireless Strategy
Trimble
Dave Kight
Assistant General Counsel, Employment & Regulatory Affairs
Garmin
Thanks to our mobile devices and the app economy, GPS has become a household name. But GPS is much more than just a tool for navigation. Nearly every sector of our economy depends on it. Join the GPS Innovation Alliance and member companies for a discussion on the issues associated with protecting, promoting and enhancing GPS. (**Open to ALL attendees)
Moderator
David Logsdon
US-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue Space Working Group, & Chair of the Space Enterprise Council
CompTIA
Joao P. Campos
CEO
Visiona
Luciano Giesso
Sales Director
Satellogic
Stanley Kennedy
President
Oakman Aerospace
Reeve Wolford
Managing Member, Arcturus
Jaguar Consulting
Over the last few years, South America has emerged as a hotbed for small satellite innovation. The growth of the small satellite sector in South America has allowed several Latin America countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to grow their countries space ambitions while addressing several different indigenous market needs. Leading companies from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile will discuss the small satellite marketplaces in their countries while highlighting many of their company's recent innovative advancements.
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Moderator
David Grossman
Executive Director
GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA)
Wade Barnes
CEO
Farmers Edge Inc
Mary Dee Beal
Senior Advisor to the Secretary
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mark Lewellen
Manager of Spectrum Advocacy
John Deere & Co
High-precision GPS is critically important to United States agriculture - enabling farmers to manage land, water, seed, fertilizer, pesticides and labor. Join the GPS Innovation Alliance and member companies for a discussion on how GPS is revolutionizing the world's agricultural economy and ensuring our global food and water supply for future generations. (**Open to ALL attendees)
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Claude Rousseau
Research Director
NSR
Michael Collett
Managing Partner
Promus Ventures
Beckett Jackson
Investing Director
Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Dr. Tom Loftus
Chief Technologist
Razor's Edge Ventures
Lindsey Yee
Principal, Founding Team
Starbridge Venture Capital
Money flowing into space businesses has literally 'sky-rocketed' over the past few years, and all kinds of new ideas and projects found backers for a wide variety of products and services. Yet, many are still very much in the emerging phase without returns in sight, and investors are starting to give the industry more scrutiny before pouring millions without a confident ROI. This rapid-fire discussion will look at which sectors and companies are worth investors' funding and why, as well as the places to avoid.
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Room: 145 A/B
Moderator
Dylan Browne
President, Government Business Unit
OneWeb
Chris Badgett
Director of Ground Strategy, Kratos Federal Space
Kratos
Andrew Brooks
Chief Data Scientist
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA
Adam Estrada
Director of Analytics
Maxar Technologies
Joy Stein
Tracking Layer
Space Development Agency
Over the past year, major tech players such as Amazon Web Services and IBM have established partnerships with leading space communications and remote sensing companies, to provide cloud-based services. Cloud services allow for a variety of applications that are particularly valuable for government users, such as the ability to use networked satellite apertures and agile waveform design for remote sensing applications, and the use of dynamic Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solutions for real-time network optimization. This panel will discuss the technologies that cloud-based computing has to offer government users, and the impact of these technologies on resource allocation and planning.
Moderator
Tony Russell
President
CPI Antenna Systems Division
Erik Botsford
International Engineering Advisor
ExxonMobil
David Gelerman
CEO
SpaceBridge Inc.
Keith Johnson
Executive Vice President
Speedcast
Jon Sala
Vice President, Data Products and IP Services
Eutelsat
VSAT networks were once a standalone solution to a fundamental problem: how to connect dozens, hundreds or thousands of locations on a unified platform delivering dependable quality of service regardless of local conditions. Today, VSAT networks operate in a different and more complex world. RF interference continues to rise - generated in no small part by poorly installed and operated VSAT terminals. What was once a closed RF network is now an integrated RF-IP network integrating seamlessly with the enterprise network, which must be managed by IT staff with little or no satellite experience. The sheer number of VSAT terminals in the network, and the huge growth in traffic, make networks harder than ever to manage without robust analytics and automation. In this session, teleport, satellite and tech executives describe the challenges their networks face today, the techniques and tools they use to overcome them, and solutions that are in development to tackle the greater challenges of the future. Produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association (WTA).
Moderator
Jennifer Hindin
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP
Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli
CEO & Founder, AB5 Consulting & Chair, UK Chapter
SSPI
Tahara Dawkins
Director, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office
NOAA/U.S. Department of Commerce
Merissa Velez
Attorney-Advisor
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
While global regulatory agencies say that their new initiatives are making it easier and cheaper to license and operate small satellites, some agencies have also been criticized for endorsing regulatory regimes that hinder the market and stifle the smallsat entrepreneurial spirit. Who, if anyone, is writing the "fair and appropriate" smallsat regulatory rulebook? What regulatory foothold, if any, does the smallsat industry need in order to thrive? This session will address these questions, while focusing on responsible use of space and space debris risk mitigation.
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
James Marley
Global Government Land Sector Director
Inmarsat, Inc.
Sponsored by:
   
Inmarsat's L-TAC service provides operational teams with tactical radio over satellite, allowing our L-band satellites to function as radio repeaters in space. The Spectra Slingshot appliqué converts UHF and VHF radios to L-band satellite frequency, instantly extending their range to Beyond Line of Sight. This session will showcase the hardware variants of the L-TAC service across air, land and sea as well as detailing how it is currently being deployed by personnel in high tempo operations across the world.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Steve Collar
President and CEO
SES
Sponsored by:
   
UN-declared World Space Week, held in 90+ countries each October 4-10, this year celebrates the broad benefits of satellites to life on Earth. SES CEO Steve Collar, WSW 2020 Honorary Chair, offers a preview of this October's global celebration of satellites and recognizes key space industry leaders who are supporting it.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ballroom A/B
Join us for this special luncheon presentation as Via Satellite magazine and the SATELLITE show announce the winners of the 4th Annual STARTUP SPACE pitch competition, as well as the winners of Via Satellite's prestigious "Satellite Executive of the Year" and "Satellite Technology of the Year" awards. (**Open to CONFERENCE pass-holders only)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President, Advanced Programs
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
Sponsored by:
   
Current satcom networks are vulnerable with single-threaded terminals which are susceptible to coverage gaps, jamming, and interference. Hughes has developed a new solution to overcome these challenges to operating satellite networks in contested and congested environments. The Flexible Modem Interface (FMI) is breaking through traditional architecture models by enabling higher interoperability across military and commercial satellite networks, regardless of orbital plane. Using advanced AI and ML software, fixed and mobile terminals can become "self-aware" and automatically connect or switch to the best available satellite, service and service provider for higher availability, resiliency, and mission assurance.
Moderator
Leena Pivovarova
Analyst
Northern Sky Research
Christopher Kunstadter
Global Head of Space
AXA Space
Richard Parker
Managing Director
Assure Space
Mark Quinn
CEO, Global Inspace
Wilson Towers Watson
Robert Whearty
Senior Vice President, Space Projects
Marsh JLT Specialty
This panel will serve as a discussion and industry update regarding the role of insurers and the future of insurance in the ever-changing space markets. As the trend toward smaller, cheaper satellites, as well as falling launch prices and more access to space continues to develop, a number of insurance players are reviewing their positions in space markets. The panelists, representing incumbent insurers as well as stakeholders from the industry, will discuss key trends and developments in areas such as space situational awareness (SSA), in-orbit servicing, impact/proliferation of constellations, and the overall future role of space insurance in the ecosystem.
Moderator
Mr. Skot Butler
President
Intelsat General
Gus Anderson
Senior Director of Business Development
Leonardo DRS (formerly DRS Technologies)
Maj. Gen. David Bassett
Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical
U.S. Army
Col. Steve Butow
Space Portfolio Director
U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Campbell Marshall
Vice President, International Market Development and Public Policy
Omnispace LLC
A hybrid military-commercial architecture, with no difference to the end user, has been the illusive goal for DoD. This panel will discuss movement toward creating standards and interoperable equipment, resilient connectivity without user reconfiguration, and barriers to global network integration.
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2020
Grace Graham
Mechanical Aerospace Engineer, Utah State University & Co-Host, On Orbit Podcast
Via Satellite
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Account Manager, Scientific Customers
Planet
Rafferty Jackson
Strategy & Development, Principal at Jack Industries & an Astia Angel
Jack Industries
Ali Younis
Head of Business Development & Product Marketing
Astranis Space Technologies
Via Satellite's popular On-Orbit podcast, focusing on the human and socioeconomic value of space technologies, comes to SATELLITE 2020 for a LIVE recording of an episode. SATELLITE 2020 Conference Chair Jeffrey Hill and Co-Host Grace Graham will join a roundtable of special guests, and you, the audience, for a chat about New Space! What exactly do we mean when we use the term 'New Space'? Is New Space a technical term? Or, is it a cultural identity? Join us for a fun and interactive conversation about the 'New Space' movement.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: 146 C
Moderator
Thomas Van den Driessche
CCO
ST Engineering iDirect
Scott Mumford
Group Managing Executive - Satellite & VSAT
Liquid Telcom
Michele Scotto
Senior Vice President, North America
Speedcast
Kartik Seshadri
VP International Products and Operations
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Steven Soenens
Vice President, Product Marketing
Skyline Communications
More than most buzzwords, Big Data stands for something with direct impact on your business. It is information with three characteristics beginning with the letter "v" - high volume, high velocity generated by real-time data collection, and great variety ranging from the highly structured to the completely unstructured. Its value lies not in the data alone but in the ability of data analytics, typically employing machine learning, to turn the data into actionable knowledge. And finally, it has been enabled by that other key trend, the rise of cloud computing, which makes massive computing power available on a pay-as-you-go model instead of through a massive capital investment. As the B2B transmission business becomes increasingly complex, Big Data expertise is becoming key to the survival and success of service providers in every major market. In this session, teleport technologists describe how Big Data and analytics are optimizing their services, winning new business and retaining customers by solving their most pressing problems. Produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association (WTA)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Lance Smith
CEO
Cyphre
Sponsored by:
   
This presentation will cover: a demo of network discovery without encryption; a demo of CyphreLink on a network; and an example of a man-in-the-middle attack on a network protected by CyphreLink. At the end of this presentation, you will understand the importance of encryption data in motion, and how CyphreLink's encryption establishes a hidden or "stealth" tunnel between two network endpoints to prevent man-in-the-middle attack vectors.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
Moderator
David Hartshorn
CEO
Geeks Without Frontiers
Andrew Faiola
Head of Mobility
ST Engineering iDirect
Today, major corporations and multi-lateral financial institutions are driving a multi-billion-dollar global trend that is creating new commercial maritime opportunities for the satellite industry. In tandem with complementary technologies from WiFi and 4G to blockchain and data analytics, satellite communications and Earth observation portfolios are being "hybridized" to address maritime applications and user groups that were formerly considered to be beyond the industry's reach. This session will explore how.
Moderator
Laura Winter
Editor at Large - Space
Al Jazeera Media Network
Dr. Clare Martin
Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Benjamin Reed
Deputy Division Director, SSPD
NASA
Dr. Patrick Seitzer
Research Professor
University of Michigan
Tom Stroup
President
Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Dr. Martin Zhu
Economist
Federal Aviation Administration
Sponsored by:
   
As space becomes more congested (and contested), the risk of increased space debris - dangerous, unaccounted objects in orbit - presents a very serious threat to our entire community. In an effort to bring stakeholders from government and the commercial industry together to find a solution, civil space agencies and industry leaders will convene to outline the steps needed to achieve true global cooperation in solving this critical issue facing our community.
Moderator
Jeanette Quinlan
Director of Space Systems
Akash Systems, Inc
Anjali Chaturvedi
Assistant General Counsel
Northrop Grumman
Sabrina Novak
HR Generalist
Ursa Space Systems Inc.
Giselle Stewart
Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion
Boeing
Sponsored by:
         
Aerospace companies are looking to increase the percentage of women employees, but many are struggling to find the best ways to hire and retain an inclusive female work force. The first ever Women's Happy Hour at Satellite will feature a panel of Human Resource professionals from Space Primes and Startups who will provide insight on successful Diversity and Inclusion hiring practices within their companies.

Thursday, March 12

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Conference Concourse
Moderator
Bruce Olcott
Partner
Jones Day
Amiee Chan
President & CEO
Norsat International
Simon Gray
Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs
Eutelsat
Yasir Hassan
Director, Transmission Operations
Arabsat
Philippe Secher
Senior Director, Spectrum Engineering
OneWeb
Addressing satellite - unintended and intended - interference issues is an industry staple. From Carrier ID, to quality terminal products, and installer training, much has, and is, being done to deal with ASI, Cross-Pol, and associated interference variations. Geo-localization techniques continue to be refined, lending themselves to tackling both accidental and deliberate, interference. As the industry's technology platforms evolve, we consider: multiple spot beams and interference prevention; GSO-NGSO frequency coordination, asking "Might NGSOs 'eclipse' GSOs?" Also, "Will terrestrial mobile/satellite integration be interference-free?" Presented in partnership with GVF.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Moderator
Susan Hastings
Associate Principal Director
The Aerospace Corporation
Franklin Brent Abbott
CEO North America
NanoAvionics
Chip Barnes
Chief Engineer and Director of Operations, Civil Space
Ball Aerospace
With satellites being produced in greater numbers at a much faster pace, how can engineering teams enhance their testing procedures to reduce risks of failure? How can we conduct rigorous testing without ballooning costs and slowing down operations? This session will explore how project managers are tackling the challenge!
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room: 147 A/B
Moderator
Whitney Lohmeyer
Assistant Professor
Olin College Of Engineering
Justin Kugler
Business Development Engineer
Made In Space
Sam Peterson
Business Dev. Manger
SSC- Swedish Space Corporation
Dennis Stone
Project Executive, Commercial Space Capabilities Office
NASA
Al Tadros
Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space
Maxar Technologies
There are ambitious plans for new missions to the Moon, as well as mining new resources that could be used back on Earth. For this panel, we talk to companies about the opportunities of creating a new economy in space. How can companies build supply lines? What infrastructure needs to be built? Who is leading the way in developing resource economies in space?
Moderator
Phillip Spector
Satellite Business Consultant
Phillip Spector LLC
John Finney
Founder
Isotropic Systems
David Helfgott
CEO
Phasor Inc.
Bill Marks
Chief Strategy Officer and EVP
KYMETA CORPORATION
Kevin Steen
President and CEO
ST Engineering iDirect
Sponsored by:
   
Executive leaders at the world's largest satellite ground segment suppliers predict the future evolutionary path of physical vs. software-defined infrastructure. How will the form and function of terminals, antennas and amplifiers change and adapt to customers' needs? Is there enough business in the ground segment market to welcome new players and startups? Or, is it only a matter of time before a handful of major players dominates this space? (**Open to ALL-ACCESS conference pass-holders only)
Moderator
David Meltzer
Secretary General
GVF
Frank Backes
Senior Vice President of SATCOM Products and Federal Satellite Solutions
Kratos
Jennifer Manner
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
EchoStar Corporation
Ruy Pinto
CTO
SES
Victoria Samson
Washington Office Director
Secure World Foundation
As satellite service frontiers become ever-more critical to economy and society, their sustainability - against clearly defined and understood cyber and physical security threats - must be ensured. A sustainable space environment must be guaranteed through a combination of international treaty, government policy, and commercial/industrial strategy. Functioning independently, or in combination, these approaches must clearly set-out satellite cyber security offerings, recognizing weak links, and developing remedies against a range of threat actors and vectors. Space assets are also vulnerable to physical threat. International law mandates that space is an arena of peaceful commercial and scientific activity, not a battlefield, but as various nations have brought A-Sat capabilities to bear, and as the NATO alliance is expected to declare space a "warfighting domain", we need informed awareness of the implications of kinetic kill/proximity/bodyguard satellites, electronic warfare, space lasers, etc. Space sustainability is a global imperative. Presented in partnership with GVF.
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Moderator
Brad Grady
Senior Analyst
NSR
Jo De Loor
VP Market Development & Strategy
ST Engineering iDirect
David Edwards
Product Manager
Vislink
The 4G and HTS evolution brought us streaming mobile HD to users around the world. Now, with 5G, VHTS, and LEO constellations coming online, global streaming UltraHD and 8K services are becoming a reality. This session will cover the technical challenges and breakthroughs associated with delivering video that requires a massive supply of bandwidth.
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2020
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director, Aerospace
Via Satellite
Hana Bird
Operations Engineer
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Naia Butler-Craig
Graduate Research Assistant
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ufuoma Ovienmhada
Research Assistant
MIT Media Lab
Luc Riesbeck
Space Policy Researcher
Astroscale
Julie Sage
Producer, 7 Sage Labs & Co-Founder
The STEAM Squad
Most of the delegates at SATELLITE 2020 may not be around in the decades when space becomes part of the mainstream. However, young peoples' voices are being increasingly heard. Take Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and her call to arms regarding climate change. In this panel, we talk to satellite's and space's future about their visions to develop life beyond Earth and what can be done today to make this a reality.
Moderator
Ronald van der Breggen
Former Chief Commercial Officer, LeoSat
Independent Consultant
Mr. Samer Halawi
Chief Commercial Officer
Intelsat
Neville Meijers
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
KYMETA CORPORATION
Temidayo Oniosun
Managing Director
Space in Africa
Amit Somani
Chief Strategy Officer
Yahsat
Sponsored by:
   
It's 2020, and despite our advances in connectivity, billions of people around the world still lack basic broadband service. Bridging the Digital Divide means delivering economic equality on a global scale. Learn how MNOs are planning to extend the reach of their networks to connect the unconnected with backhaul, satellite-powered Wi-Fi hotspots, and LEO constellations. (**Open to ALL-ACCESS conference pass-holders only)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE 2020 Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
Moderator
Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank LLP
Vinit Duggal
Director & Chief Information Security Officer
Intelsat US LLC
Ryan Johnson
Government Affairs Lead for Latin America
Viasat
Tim Luck
Senior Sales Executive
Pen Test Partners
Hank Zbierski
Chief Catalyst
Isotropic Networks Inc
Cyber security is far from being specific to satellite and is a core concern for the entirety of the IP-enabled global ICT infrastructure. But, of course, satellite - arising partly out of capacity and performance advances in ground segment equipment - comprises more-and-more of the vertebra of the infrastructure backbone. Ground segment is a frequent target for multi-faceted variations of cyber-attack, often involving malicious firmware to intercept, manipulate, block, and even take full control of critical communications systems. Encryption protocols, sometimes too infrequently employed to prevent denial-of-service (DoS) incursions, must be incorporated into the common life cycle of product development and product use. But, even then, solutions providers and users must act to address other system weaknesses that make it possible for threat vectors to maneuver around encryption's defensive walls. Presented in partnership with the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Booth 1226
Moderator
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President, Advanced Programs
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
Felix Ejeckam
Founder and CEO
Akash Systems, Inc
Paul Klassen
Vice President of Engineering
KYMETA CORPORATION
Thierry Lemoine
CTO
Thales Microwave and Imaging Sub-Systems
The key to bridging the digital divide, reducing the size of hardware, and bringing connectivity to the remote edge is power and efficiency. But the definition of "efficient power" depends on the situation - RF amplifiers with higher frequency and power are essential for TV broadcasting and developing satellite communications and reducing antenna size. But, the amplifiers themselves need to run using the lowest amount of power possible, especially in environments where power supply is limited. How are engineers designing high-power systems at low power costs? Our 2020 Tech and Engineering forum concludes with a look at an intriguing double-edged sword faced by satellite tech developers since the early days of the commercial industry.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 147 A/B
Moderator
Wendy Lewis
Principal
Strategic Voice
Mr. Richard DalBello
Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs
Virgin Galactic
Clay Mowry
Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Tom Shelley
President
Space Adventures Ltd
Space Tourism has been the preserve of the super rich and famous. Unless you have millions in your bank account, it is unlikely you would look to spend even now the tens of thousands needed to potentially fly into space in the next few years. While the prices are dramatically coming down, space tourism as an industry still seems to be quite away from prime time. Here, we look at the concept of a space travel break and how the industry can make that happen.
Moderator
Carissa Bryce Christensen
Founder and CEO
Bryce Space and Technology, LLC
Engineer Khalid A. Balkheyour
President and CEO
Arabsat
Walter Berger
President
KYMETA CORPORATION
Dan Hart
CEO
Virgin Orbit
Farhad Khan
CEO, YahClick & COO
Yahsat
Greg Wyler
Founder
OneWeb
Sponsored by:
   
Our SATELLITE 2020 closing session features a group discussion among our industry's most visionary executive leaders about the changes they're seeing that impact the entire commercial space supply chain. Topics include: how IoT is creating universal enterprise customers; how expanded access has created a more "public" space for business; how software is taking over space technology; 5G, global constellations, space exploration and more!! (**Open to ALL-ACCESS conference pass-holders only)