August 30, 2021 – Volume 17 – No. 9
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 9: See You in One Week!

Jeffrey Hill
Chair, Satellite 2021

Hello SATELLITE community!

After a year-and-a-half of planning and waiting, we are now just days away from the opening of SATELLITE 2021! We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you again and hosting you for a fantastic four-day conference program.

SATELLITE 2021 features the largest conference program we’ve ever assembled. In addition to the nearly 30 virtual sessions we’ve already produced in the run-up to the show, SATELLITE 2021 includes: multiple keynote speakers; 10 executive forum panels with the CEOs of the largest space companies in the world; general sessions on the future of satellite connectivity and the future of commercial space; a day-three diversity and inclusion… Read More

Conference News

As the countdown to SATELLITE 2021 begins, be sure to download the mobile app and start planning your time at the event. You won't want to miss the keynote from Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, which is now scheduled on Wednesday, September 8 at 4:30pm. The keynote will also include an appearance…

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Exhibition News

The SATELLITE 2021 Exhibit Hall is filled with leading technologies on display from more than 250 of the world’s most innovative and exciting manufacturers, service providers, and integrators in the satellite and space sectors. 

Reserve Booth Space for 2022
If your company wasn’t able to exhibit at SATELLITE 2021 but would like a presence at…

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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. In accordance with CDC and county guidelines, masks will be required at SATELLITE unless you are presenting on stage or eating or drinking. Vaccinations are encouraged for all attendees and required for our staff – while it is highly encouraged, we do not require proof of vaccination to attend our event. Click here to visit our website and find what we're doing to ensure your safety.

Keynote for SATELLITE Announced!

Chirag Parikh, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council will be our Satellite Industry Association (SIA) Government and Military Form keynote at the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition. He will speak on Thursday, September 9, at 3:30pm. Parikh joins a SATELLITE 2021 keynote line-up that includes Sir Richard Branson, Sunil Bharti Mittal, and Dan Jablonsky, presenting alongside Emily Calandrelli. Don't miss your opportunity to see these speakers! Your Executive All-Access Pass or Exhibit Hall Pass gets you access to these presentations!

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Industry News

2071: How Satellites and Rockets Lead a Mass Migration to Space

Looking 50 years into the future, we try to imagine what the world will look like in 2071 when Hughes celebrates its 100-year anniversary. We spoke to industry experts who see a future with easy access to space, where it is just as… READ MORE

Industry News

Industry Leaders Talk New Ground

The impact of New Ground isn’t limited to just one company or even just the ground segment. It will have wide-reaching implications for satellite operators, launch companies, global telcos, and software providers. Watch technologists and C-Suite executives share their thoughts on New Ground, the needed innovations, and the future of… READ MORE

Industry News

Next Starlink Satellites Will Have Inter-Satellite Links, Shotwell Says

Inter-satellite links are the future of satellite data transmission. This was one point that leaders across the space and satellite value chain could agree on while speaking Tuesday at Space Symposium in Colorado.

SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell said that every Starlink satellite that is launched in… READ MORE

Industry News

On Orbit Podcast: A Battle Against Physics: Building the Perfect Low-Cost Satellite Antenna

If you’ve purchased a new car in the last decade, you probably also own a mobile satellite antenna – albeit for satellite radio. These antennas became standard issue for new automobiles because they are small enough and cheap enough to mass… READ MORE

Industry News

Nine Satellite CEOs to Watch in 2021

Unlike Via Satellite's 10 Hottest Companies or Executive of the Year award, Nine CEOs to Watch focuses on leaders who are taking on significant business or technical challenges throughout the next year. Each of the following CEOs has a unique mission — from building new space systems… READ MORE