August 02, 2021 – Volume 17 – No. 7
Future Space Digital Forum
July 26-29
Conference & Exhibition
September 7-10 in National Harbor, MD
Digital Encore
September 27-October 1
LEO Digital Forum
Session Recordings Available
EMEA + Asia Digital Forum
Session Recordings Available
Downlink 7: Sir Richard Branson to Speak at SATELLITE 2021

Jeffrey Hill
Chair, SATELLITE 2021

Hello SATELLITE 2021 Attendees and Exhibitors!

We have some very exciting news for you! Virgin Group founder, global entrepreneur, and recent suborbital space traveler Sir Richard Branson, will appear at the SATELLITE 2021 conference as our opening general session keynote speaker on Thursday, September 9!

Sir Richard and I will sit for a fireside chat about the future of human space exploration, his vision for Virgin Orbit and Virgin Galactic, and the development of a global commercial space ecosystem. This fireside keynote will begin at 8:30am Eastern Time and will be open to all SATELLITE 2021 attendees.

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Conference News

We have some exciting news about another SATELLITE 2021 Keynote!

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson will appear at SATELLITE 2021 on Thursday, September 9 at 8:30am ET to deliver the keynote address and share stories from his recent trip to suborbital space and his views on the future of commercial space development. All attendees will…

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Exhibition News

If you’re planning to exhibit at SATELLITE 2021 and want your company information featured in the printed Program Guide distributed on-site to all event attendees, we need to hear from you now!  The deadline for inclusion in the Program Guide is August 23. Attendees use the guide to help plan their time at the event…

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Health + Safety

We appreciate your support of this event and want to ensure you have a safe and healthy experience while onsite. The Gaylord National Convention Center will operate in accordance with Marriott International’s “Commitment to Clean” standards. Click here to visit our website and find what we're doing to ensure your safety.

SGx Confirms Speakers for 2021 Event!

Emily Calandrelli (Emily's Wonder Lab), Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro (The White House), Andrew Zolli (Planet), and Brian Barritt (Facebook) ... this is just a sneak peek of the SGx 2021 speaker lineup! SGx (presented in partnership with SGAC and Future Space Leaders Foundation) connects the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. Add an SGx ticket to your SATELLITE registration to attend this full-day program built with young professionals in mind.

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Industry News

Facebook Connectivity Exec Charts a Path for Collaboration With Satellite

Facebook is one of the most recognized companies, with a mission to connect everyone. In this interview, Dan Rabinovitsj, Facebook’s vice president of Connectivity, shares how satellite technology can play a role in Facebook’s mission to connect the world.

Industry News

On the Case of President Biden’s Missing FCC Chair Nominee

There is a remarkable silence in Washington D.C. political circles surrounding a question that nobody expected to be asking in late July — Why hasn’t U.S. President Joe Biden nominated a permanent leader to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)? What’s the hold-up?

Industry News

AWS, Swarm See New Real-World Use Cases for Accessible Satellite Data

The satellite industry is moving into new use cases beyond traditional use cases around communication, intelligence, and navigation, as the industry grows and hundreds more satellites are launched to space each year. This expansion of the industry is fueling new use cases for satellite… READ MORE