August 17, 2021 – Volume 17 – No. 8
Conference & Exhibition
September 7-10 in National Harbor, MD
Digital Encore
September 27-October 1
EMEA + Asia Digital Forum
Session Recordings Available
LEO Digital Forum
Session Recordings Available
Future Space Digital Forum
Session Recordings Available
Downlink 8: Three Weeks Until SATELLITE!

Lindsey Fuller
VP, Satellite Group

We’ve waited 18 months to meet face-to-face again and in just 3 shorts weeks, SATELLITE will convene at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. 

We’re incredibly grateful for those companies continuing to support SATELLITE and the satellite and space communities.  SATELLITE 2021 may not look the same as it has in years past, but a few things never waiver:

DIVERSE SHOW FLOOR – We’re welcoming more than 40 first-time exhibitors to SATELLITE 2021 and companies hailing from more than 25 different countries will be represented on the show floor.  You can connect with the exhibiting companies through our Digital Event Platform and mobile app, as well… Read More

Conference News

The SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition allows you to engage with the world’s most powerful and influential space and satellite industry leaders. And this year is no exception, as we are thrilled that Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, and Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises and now Executive Chairman of OneWeb, will deliver keynotes at the event.


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Exhibition News

SATELLITE 2021 is just a few short weeks away, and attendees and exhibitors alike are busy planning and scheduling meetings with customers, new business prospects, and partners. Exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to directly connect and meet with interested attendees from companies spanning the entire satellite and space ecosystems – companies that have been…

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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.

Traveling to SATELLITE

As you make your final travel plans for SATELLITE, be sure to visit our Traveling to SATELLITE web page as well as the International Travel Resource Center for information on the National Interest Exception (NIE) for countries restricted entry into the United States. Don't forget to reserve your room at the Gaylord Hotel! The hotel cut-off is August 20.

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Industry News

Unveiling the Ground Segments Big Plan – by ST Engineering iDirect

Thousands of LEO satellites are being launched with the expectation of revolutionizing connectivity here on Earth, and creating opportunities for innovation through networks and data provided by satellite technology that we didn’t have access to before. However, before we can recognize the innovation… READ MORE

Industry News

2046: Satellite's Multi-Orbit Future in Sight

The connected future we envision today will be possible in 25 years with the amount of capacity available, and the technology to harness it. But what might this look like? Fast forward a quarter of a century to imagine what the world might the look like, and the… READ MORE

Industry News

SpaceX Buys Out Satellite IoT Startup Swarm Technologies

SpaceX is in the process of making its first acquisition of a satellite company. According to FCC filings from August 6, SpaceX has reached an agreement to buy satellite Internet of Things (IoT) startup Swarm Technologies.

Industry News

Anuvu CEO Looks for Big Flexibility With MicroGEO Constellation

Anuvu’s investment in a constellation of small satellites in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) will give the company dedicated, flexible capacity to better serve its mobility customers, CEO Josh Marks tells Via Satellite. 

Industry News

Inmarsat CTO Peter Hadinger Explains Strategy Behind Orchestra LEO Network

Inmarsat has unveiled plans to build a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network called Orchestra, which will include close to 200 satellites built and launched between 2025 and 2030. Orchestra will complement Inmarsat’s other assets in GEO as it looks to better serve the mobility… READ MORE