Program

Welcome to the SATELLITE 2024 Conference Program!

Since 1981, SATELLITE has remained at the epicenter of innovation in the satellite and space community, where conversations spark action and deals between strategic partners are forged.  Over four immersive days, you’ll experience an unrivaled program of executive-level discussions, financial insights, technical content, and visionary keynotes delivered by industry luminaries and trailblazers.

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Sunday, March 17

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room: West Salon
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: West Salon

Monday, March 18

7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Room: West Salon
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Room: 145 A/B
Dr. Troy E. Meink
Principal Deputy Director
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Derek Tournear
Director
Space Development Agency
Lt. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton
Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements
U.S. Space Force
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Room: Room 151
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Room: Room 151

• Bradley Cheetham, Chairman, Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF)

• Hamza Hameed, Chair, SGAC

 Jeff Hill, Executive Chairman, SATELLITE 2024

Moderator
Maher Ezzeddine
CEO
ideanco.
John Gedmark
CEO
Astranis Space Technologies
Jean-Philippe Gillet
Vice President & General Manager, Networks
Intelsat US LLC
Massimiliano Ladovaz
Chief Operations Officer
Eutelsat Group
Jassem Nasser
Chief Business Development Officer, Thuraya
Yahsat
Ramesh Ramaswamy
EVP and General Manager, International Division
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Ignacio Sanchís
CCO
Hispasat
Sponsored by:
   
Roughly 2.7 billion people - nearly one-third of the world's population - remain unconnected to internet services, due mostly to lack of availability and affordability. Connecting the unconnected is a mission that lies at the very core of global satellite operators, who continuously invest large sums of money, research and development into providing the unconnected with enhanced access to education, medical care, economic opportunities, connection with distant family, and more. In this session, satellite operators leading these efforts will report on the progress they are making in various regions, and share how they are taking different approaches to overcome new and long-standing challenges that stand in the way of achieving these goals. The discussion will include understanding cultural connectivity needs, working with local businesses and governments, and investing in infrastructure and training.
Moderator
Dallas Kasaboski
Consultant
NSR
Hervé Derrey
CEO
Thales Alenia Space
Alain Faure
Executive Vice President Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space
Mike Greenley
CEO
MDA Inc.
Chris Johnson
CEO
Maxar Space Systems
Ryan Reid
President
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.

Satellite demand has shown no signs of slowing down, with forecasts more than doubling expectations made just a few years ago. Despite challenging market conditions, technological development, combined with competition and new downstream opportunities, has spurred more operators to build more satellites, especially as part of new constellations. However, issues of replenishment, downstream competition, and changing manufacturing landscapes point to challenges in maintaining the pace. The discussion will focus on business models, technological approach, insights on demand, investment, financing, and pricing capabilities as seen in the market from the manufacturer perspective.


Produced in Partnership with NSR.

Moderator
Scarlett Koller
CEO
Mithril Technologies, Inc.
Bruno Fromont
CTO
Intelsat US LLC
Kennet Lejnell
CTO
Ovzon
Lukas Nyström
Chief Technology Officer
Satcube
Greg Pelton
Chief Technology Officer
Iridium Communications
Rachelle Radpour
CTO
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Sponsored by:
   
Satellite industry CTOs are constantly planning for the unknown - dedicating research and development resources to systems that support applications and markets that, in some cases, may not even exist for another decade. This discussion brings CTOs from a variety of space companies together to share strategies to stay innovative in a constantly changing environment, where new "game-changing" technologies appear every other week. The group will also explore the role of satellites in delivering a constantly expanding menu of future space applications, views on AI, the expansion of satellite infrastructure in space, exploring new bandwidths, and the impact of increasing interaction with terrestrial networks and consumer devices.
Moderator
Anthony Yuen
Consultant
McKinsey & Company
Carissa Bryce Christensen
Founder and CEO
BryceTech
Raycho Raychev
Founder & CEO
Endurosat
Jennifer Rogers
Chief Architect, Payload & Ground Systems Division
Northrop Grumman

Aspiring to join the space community? Whether you're a student, a recent graduate, or a seasoned professional seeking a career change, this panel is your roadmap to unlocking the secret of securing a job in the space industry. Join our esteemed panel of industry experts, seasoned professionals, and trailblazers as they share their personal stories detailing the challenges they overcame and the pivotal opportunities that propelled them into the careers they have today. Gain first-hand knowledge about the myriad of pathways, essential skills, and nuances to launching and building a successful career in the space industry.

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Moderator
Brooke Stokes
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Barbara Baker
Deputy Program Executive Officer for MilComm & PNT
U.S. Space Force
Lt. Col. Christopher Cox
Chief, PNT/SATCOM/SDN Architecture Branch
U.S. Space Force
Rick Freeman
President, Kuiper Government Solutions
Amazon Kuiper
Rick Lober
Vice President & General Manager, Government & Defense Division
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Ken Peterman
Chairman, President & CEO
Comtech
Sponsored by:
   

This panel will focus on improving rapid communications for U.S. military forces through the employment of proliferated LEO and MEO constellations. As such, the panel would focus on the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) proliferated LEO effort, the SDA Transport Layer, and how commercial satcom will fit into future military communications.


Produced in Partnership with Defense Daily.

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Room: Room 151
Zephyr Drake Benton
Student
King's College London
Kanak Parmar
Astrodynamics, Satellite Navigation, and Machine Learning (ML) Specialist
Advanced Space
Moderator
Karen Jones
Space Economist and Senior Analyst
The Center for Space Policy and Strategy
Dan Dooley
Chief Commercial Officer
Lynk Global
Francesco Grilli
Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Inc
Anton Monk
VP and CTO of Wireless Initiatives
Viasat
The satellite industry is embracing the notion of delivering space-based connectivity direct to cell phones - creating a new kind of ubiquitous mobile connectivity by filling in the gaps for terrestrial providers. The concept has dramatically increased interest in the past two years, with several satellite industry players claiming they can offer such a service. But what is the status and are there plans to move beyond emergency texting in the U.S. alone to creating a global offering of voice, text and data connectivity? This panel will explore potential business models for offering ubiquitous roaming mobile coverage on a global scale and answer the questions: What combination of satellite and terrestrial spectrum will it take to enable this technology? And when will we get to the longer-term vision, beyond emergency data? What types of devices will be compatible out of the gate, and when will we be ready for 5G/6G, let alone 4G and 3G?
Moderator
Jose Del Rosario
Research Director
NSR, an Analysys Mason Company
Mark Boggett
CEO
Seraphim Space
Celeste Ford
Managing Director
Stellar Ventures
Michael Mealling
General Partner
Starbridge Venture Capital
Donald Moore
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Space Finance Corporation
Judith Pryor
First Vice President and Vice Chair
Export-Import Bank of the United States

As macroeconomic conditions continue to mount, what do space investors want from new space start-ups? Are investors continuing to fund cash-heavy pre-revenue ventures or is "money today" the answer? Does the purpose matter? Are there bright spots within the space ecosystem? Join the panelists as we explore which pitches make it, the companies/services/segments that get them excited, and the difficult conversations occurring today throughout the space industry.


Produced in Partnership with NSR.

Moderator
Trevor Bennett, PhD
Co-founder
Starfish Space
Stig P Mattias Bergstrom
CEO - EU / CTO
Internet of Everything Corp
Marco Brancati
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Telespazio S.p.A.
Dr. Maya Dillon
Head of AI Capability
Cambridge Consultants
Elie Rosen
Engineering Manager
BLT
Explore the technological breakthroughs happening in AI-powered space data processing that will enable a flood of new applications across the satellite communication and imagery/sensing industries - from dynamic mapping to space-situational awareness to connectivity beyond 5G. Panelists will explain how they are using autonomy and AI to optimize the building blocks of satellite networks to accelerate and secure data delivery through the pipeline. The discussion will also include practical implications and ethical and security considerations for AI deployment.
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Room 151
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Ballroom A/B
Moderator
Rachel Jewett
Managing Editor
Via Satellite
Mike Greenley
CEO
MDA Inc.
David Wajsgras
CEO
Intelsat
Sponsored by:
   
Open to all conference level attendees (excludes exhibit hall passes). SATELLITE 2024's opening day luncheon keynote program kicks off with opening remarks from MDA CEO Mike Greenley followed by our featured keynote speaker, Intelsat CEO Dave Wajsgras. In a fireside chat with Via Satellite Magazine Senior Managing Editor Rachel Jewett, Dave will share his thoughts on industry dynamics and disruption, growth strategies, and the latest trends that are driving more industry entrants, enhancing collaboration, and spurring new and innovative alliances across the sector. A senior executive in the space sector for more than two decades, Wajsgras will outline Intelsat's expanding role in shaping powerful new multi-orbit solutions for its customers around the world.
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Room: Room 151
Thomas Sinn
CEO and Founder
DCUBED
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Room: Room 151
Moderator
Brooke Rinehart
Director of Navigation Systems
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Karen Florschutz
Head of Connected Intelligence
Airbus Defence and Space
Dr Sethu Saveda Suvanam
CEO & Founder
ReOrbit
Aslan Tricha
VP of Automation & Orchestration
ALL.SPACE

Join us for an insightful discussion on the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in the satellite ecosystem and its potential to revolutionize defense strategies and bolster national security. AI-powered satellite communication systems hold promise in providing enhanced situational awareness, faster response times, and proactive decision-making, contributing to a safer world while maintaining ethical practices and enhancing satellite communications' resilience and security. During this session, speakers will share how defense agencies can gain unprecedented situational awareness by integrating AI technology and utilizing applications such as intelligent routing, interference mitigation, mapping, and more.


Produced in Partnership with Defense Daily.

Moderator
Claude Rousseau
Research Director
NSR, an Analysys Mason Company
Stephanie Bednarek
VP Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Tim Ellis
Co-Founder and CEO
Relativity Space
Iwao Igarashi
Vice President and General Manager
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mark Peller
Vice President, Vulcan Development
United Launch Alliance
Steven Rutgers
CCO
Arianespace
Adam Spice
CFO
Rocket Lab

The launch market that is getting increasingly pressured from all sides by customers and competitors alike to match the cadence and prices that SpaceX is basically setting for the industry. To stay ahead, as customer build and need to launch more constellations, what demand can be addressed and what is the strategy to beat rivals? Get a better understanding from Executives in the launch business on how they overcome these key challenges, their approach to investments and financing, business models and strategy that enable them to stay ahead of the pack.


Produced in Partnership with NSR.

Moderator
Bradley Kalgovas
Detecon
Matt Desch
Chief Executive Officer
Iridium Communications
Tucker Morrison
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Sky Network
Omar Qaise
Founder & CEO
OQ Technology
Ram Viswanathan
President & CEO
Omnispace, LLC
The proliferation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites is predicted to lead to a significant expansion of enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity based on satellite technology. This surge can be attributed to several key factors, such as the decreasing costs of equipment and connectivity, improved coverage, and a more practical form factor. The emerging trend suggests an ever-growing focus not just on connecting people, but on interlinking IoT devices through a trend known as Satellite-Enabled Massive IoT. During this session, executives from a variety of mobility sectors will outline the factors driving this growth, including 5G, 3GPP, control over spectrum, end-user demands, and terrestrial providers' increasing reliance on non-terrestrial resources. Service providers will explain how their companies are developing systems and services that take full advantage of this upcoming wave of growth.
Moderator
Thomas Heinrichs
NOAA NESDIS Office of the ACIO-Satellites
NOAA
Maggie Atkinson
EMOSS NOAA LEO Constellation Lead
ASRC Federal Data Networks
Justin Gronert
NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations
NOAA
Kimberly Mccarty
Ground Systems Engineering Branch Chief , Office of Satellite and Product Operations
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
John Ward
Sub-Directorate Lead, Space
Parsons Corp
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Moderator
Kari Bingen
Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program,
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Frank Avila
Deputy Director
NGA Commercial Operations
Nick Merski
COO
BlackSky
Mark Mozena
Vice President, Government Affairs
Planet PBC
Pete Muend
Director of Commercial Systems Program Office
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
David Ryan
Space Portfolio Program Manager
U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

The past decade has seen a boom in the number of commercial satellite companies and related Earth remote sensing analytics' companies. The latter provide electro-optical, radar, and radio frequency data, all of which the Pentagon and intelligence community are finding a necessary complement to the costly, exquisite systems that have been key to the U.S. national security umbrella. But most of these companies are small and unprofitable thus far. As is the case with other national security startups, commercial remote sensing companies serving the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, find that most of their contracts are for research and development and studies, not the long-term deals that give them confidence that they will remain viable businesses. What is the health of the commercial remote sensing industrial base and what more can the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense do to ensure that this well of commercial capability becomes more stable and robust? What is the state of the government’s current demand for these capabilities and what does the runway look like?


Produced in Partnership with Defense Daily.

Moderator
Stephanie DelPozzo
Associate
NextFed
Lewis (Lih-Woei) Chen
General Director
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Walt Gall
CEO
Coherent Logix, Inc.
Dr. Ryan McDevitt
Co-Founder and CEO
Benchmark Space Systems
Mike Patton
Vice President, Product Center
Lockheed Martin Space
Kevin Steen
Chief Executive Officer
OneWeb Technologies
As new entrants continue to join the space industry, there are ways that all suppliers and companies can leverage strengths to deliver new space and satellite technology that can play a pivotal role in the evolution of many industries. Building on mission legacy and scale as well as extensive experience in other markets, panelists will share insights on the opportunities and advantages of a larger productization strategy and how to make/buy decisions for companies at all stages of the business lifecycle. Perspectives from multiple leaders will highlight important trends for investors and business owners alike on how to explore partnerships and partner with companies to help scale.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Stewart Marsh
Head of Aerospace
Cambridge Consultants
Brad Bode
Chief Technology Officer
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Carol Craig
Founder & CEO
Sidus Space & Craig Technologies
Brandon Davis
Vice President of North America
Paradigm
Shadrach Benny Retnamony
Founder & CEO
Neuron
Karim Michel Sabbagh
Managing Director - Designate
Space42
Could the fusion of AI and satellite technology help the industry deliver on promises for a connected future? When deployed responsibly, do the benefits of AI outweigh the risks? During this discussion, speakers will showcase how AI can play a central role in elevating satellite operations, data analysis, and decision-making processes, driving the advancement of space and ground systems technology and unlocking countless possibilities for future growth. The panel will also discuss how the industry is investing and collaborating in AI research, developing standards, integrating AI with ground systems technology and utilizing AI for workforce training.
Moderator
Elena Neira
Head of 5G Standards
MITRE Labs
Michael Abad-Santos
Chief Executive Officer
BridgeComm
Álvaro ALONSO RUIZ
Co-Founder & CCO
Leanspace
Rodrigo Gomez
Chief Architect
OneWeb Technologies
Erik Halvorson
Chief Solutions Officer
Kythera Space Solutions
David Myers
CEO and President
UltiSat
Future enterprise-level, next generation SATCOM architectures will include not only multi-orbit, multi-constellation designs within an individual satellite operator, but also the integration of each operators own enterprise offering into other operators' architectures, requiring a new set of standards to ensure interoperability from the Space to the Ground segments. Speakers on this tech forum panel will share what they've learned in the process of developing these types of standards, and outline standard interface definitions for interoperability across multiple baseband systems and platforms.
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Room 151
Fay Ghani
Medical Researcher
Mayo Clinic
Moderator
Sarah Schellpfeffer
Sector Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Space Systems Sector
Northrop Grumman
Jessie Pechmann
Global GIS Manager
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Jagdeep Shergill
Geo Weather Satellites Program Director
Lockheed Martin Commercial Civil Space
Julie Zoller
Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
Amazon Kuiper

With its unique vantage point and cutting-edge capabilities, space can be a force for positive change. From satellite technology aiding disaster response to Earth observation enhancing our understanding of climate change, space technologies play a critical role in improving life on Earth. Our panel will highlight inspiring initiatives where space takes center stage in supporting sustainability and humanitarian efforts, offering new solutions to today’s biggest challenges. Explore innovative ideas and collaborative strategies that harness space for the collective good.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room: Ballroom C
Sponsored by:
   

Join us for drinks and small bites to kick off SATELLITE 2024 at the largest annual gathering for the satellite industry! Open to all attendees.

Tuesday, March 19

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: West Salon
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Room: Ballroom AB Foyer
Sponsored by:
   
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Executive Chairman
SATELLITE 2024
Paul Gaske
Chief Operating Officer
Hughes
Glenn Latta
Managing Director, Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity
Delta Airlines
Open to all attendees! SATELLITE 2024 kicks off its Tuesday Opening General Session with a keynote fireside presentation with Mr. Glenn Latta, Managing Director of Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity for Delta Airlines, joined by Echostar COO Paul Gaske.
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Senior Editorial Director
Via Satellite
Adel Al-Saleh
CEO
SES
Eva Berneke
CEO
Eutelsat Group
John Gedmark
CEO
Astranis Space Technologies
Daniel Goldberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telesat
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO
SpaceX
David Wajsgras
CEO
Intelsat
Sponsored by:
   
Open to all attendees! A global surge in demand for satellite services across multiple markets has created a growth opportunity for satellite operators and manufacturers. Now locked in a race to build the network infrastructure needed to meet this demand, satellite industry executives find themselves in a position where spending money to make money is the only way to keep pace with industry leaders. Are the days of defensive cost-cutting and playing it safe over? During our marquee Tuesday Opening General session, Via Satellite Editorial Director Mark Holmes asks our industry's most influential executives how they are scaling up and going on the offense with strategic investments in technology and new customer acquisition.
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Room: Room 151
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Room: Room 151
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Room: Room 151
Ms Debra Facktor
Head of U.S. Space Systems
Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Inc.
Moderator
Todd Gossett
Vice President for Space & National Security Initiatives
SES Space & Defense
Adrián Cuadra
Director, Transport Layer Programs
Lockheed Martin Space
Michael Nichols
Deputy Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) Space Systems Command (SSC)
U.S. Space Force
Rory Welch
Vice President of Global Government & Satellite Services
Intelsat

The satellite industry is entering a critical phase marked by rapid technological advancements and changing market dynamics. With the convergence of multi-layered satellite and terrestrial network systems that integrate air, sea, and land networks with satellite-enabled communications, the landscape is becoming increasingly complex. No longer can satellite companies afford to operate in silos; they must forge strategic alliances and partnerships for mutual benefit and long-term sustainability. In this session, we explore new forms of collaboration that are becoming essential to industry players’ long-term success. We examine various case studies to demonstrate how partnerships offer advantages such as shared resources, risk mitigation, and accelerated innovation. Learn how collaboration is not just advantageous for satellite companies—it's a critical component for survival and growth. Those who successfully adapt to this paradigm shift will likely emerge as industry leaders in this transformative era.


Produced in Partnership with SIA.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Room: Room 151
John Rangel
Aerospace Engineer
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
Joe Cohen
Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman
Rebecca van Burken
Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Voyager Space Holdings Inc
Moderator
Peter Kibutu
Advanced Technology Lead for Non-Terrestrial Networks
TTP plc
Thomas Scott Jensen
Strategic Alliances Director
Gatehouse Satcom A/S
Lim Kian Soon
VP, Satellite
Singtel
Ken Peterman
Chairman, President & CEO
Comtech
Sampath Ramaswami
VP, Strategic Marketing
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Tatiana Zander
Director Disruptive Technologies
Ericsson
The battle for market share in the 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) sector is already underway, where satellite operators, MNOs, handset and equipment vendors all vying for a position in it. Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving ecosystem for this nascent market, this panel will explain new 5G NTN concepts and, the use-cases most likely to drive mass uptake, and ownership of the hybrid network end customer.
Moderator
Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank LLP
Jane Nkechi Egerton-Idehen
CEO
NIGCOMSAT
David Gelerman
President & CEO
SpaceBridge Inc.
Stéphane Israël
CEO
Arianespace
Jaume Sanpera
CEO
SATELIOT

The satellite industry is going through an unprecedented phase of growth and innovation, New entrepreneurial settings, leapfrogging of well-established technologies, vertical integration and multi-orbit operations are forcing the whole industry ecosystem into a constant state of re-invention. This is also leading to increased pressure on investment and the need to define new business models across the value chain including with other verticals. Where is this taking us and who will be the winners and losers?


Produced in Partnership with GSOA.

Moderator
Richard French
Senior Director - Business Development and Strategy, Space Systems
Rocket Lab
Jun Asakawa
CEO & Co-Founder
Pale Blue Inc
Daniel Cavender
Director of Propulsion
Rubicon Space Systems
Dr. Shae Williams
Staff Project Engineer
Moog Inc.
Jeroen Wink
Co-founder and CRO
Dawn Aerospace
Glenn Ziccardi
CTO
ExPLR LLC
The future success of the space industry's supply chain depends on standardizing all aspects of a space mission, from human safety to the oxidizer used with fuel. Having wide adoption of standard propellants in satellite propulsion has favorable implications for the future of on-orbit servicing and satellite refueling. Satellite builders have been looking for a reliable alternative to hydrazine due to cost, supply chain resilience, toxicity, and recent government initiatives. This panel aims to delve into the advantages, technical considerations, and trade-offs that would come with adopting alternative satellite propellants, including nitrous- and water-based systems, as the industry-wide standard.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Brian Weimer
Partner, Leader of Space & Satellite Practice
Sheppard Mullin
Jason Nelson
Vice President of Partnerships and Development
Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)
Frank Patry
Chief Information Officer
Omnispace
The direct-to-device from space notion has grown from a concept to a reality in just a few short years. Not long ago, direct communication between mobile phones and satellites were limited to specific hardware and low data-rate applications. Now, satellite companies are testing and achieving internet connections between satellites and regular consumer mobile phones. But how do these direct satellite-to-mobile cellular connections work? This session aims to clear up the technicalities, spectrum requires and standards, that will make space-to-cell connectivity possible. It will also delve into what it will take to create backwards compatibility (not just working on future devices), and attempt to answer when we will achieve the promise of 5G speed?
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Moderator
Rafferty Jackson
Board Member, Advisor, Investor
Jack Industries
David Anderman
Co-Founder & Operating Partner
Stellar Ventures
Katrin Bacic
CEO
UNIO Enterprise GmbH
Keyvan Bahadori
CEO
PlaneWave Inc
David Barnhart
Arkisys Inc.
Mark Boggett
CEO
Seraphim Space
Mylène Bosio
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Aldoria
Terence Craig
Chief Investment Office, The Impact Seat & Advisor
Toyota Ventures
Matteo Cuccorese
Co-Founder & CEO
SpAIce Tech
Ryan Elliott
President
In Orbit Aerospace Inc.
Naoki Funahashi
Head of Business Development
Pale Blue Inc
Gareth Keane
Partner
Promus Ventures
Bosco Lai
CEO
Little Place Labs
Michael Mealling
General Partner
Starbridge Venture Capital
Josephine Millward
Partner
OpAmp Capital
Matt O'Connell
Operating Partner
Data Collective Venture Capital
Michael Palank
General Partner
MaC Venture Capital
Dr. Alison Perez PhD
Ventures Portfolio Manager
Lockheed Martin Ventures
Raphael Roettgen
General Partner
E2MC Ventures
Patrick Shannon
CEO & Co-Founder
TrustPoint
Kevin Stadnyk
Co-Founder & CEO
Orbuta Space Solutions
Sherman Williams II
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
AIN Ventures
The 8th Annual Startup Space, hosted by the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition, serves as a platform to unite startup companies and investors. This exciting entrepreneur pitch competition is carefully crafted to foster investment and spur industry growth by facilitating exclusive private meetings for the grand prize winner. Startup Space competition participants are divided into groups and allotted five minutes to present their company or product to a panel of judges. After each pitch, there will be a five-minute window for judges to ask questions or provide feedback to the contestants. Presentations are evaluated by the judges using a standardized set of criteria encompassing different categories. The contestant who achieves the highest overall score will be crowned the contest winner and awarded the grand prize - a series of private pitch meetings with prominent space investors!
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Room 151
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 207B
Christine Joseph
Policy Advisor, Office of Space Commerce
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA

Join the Mobile Satellite Users Association (msua.org) for this year’s celebration of the most innovative satellite mobile technologies, solutions, and initiatives from around the globe. 

The 2024 MSUA Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards winners will be revealed during the annual luncheon gala on March 19, 2024, from 11:45am to 1:30pm, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Room 207B, in Washington, DC during SATELLITE 2024.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following categories (nominations close January 26, 2024):

·      Company to Watch

·      Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Innovation

·      Aerospace Mobile Innovation

·      Land Mobile Innovation

·      Maritime Mobile Innovation

·      Government Mobile Innovation

·      Environment, Social, Governance Impact Innovation

·      Top Mobile Marketing Campaign

·      Startup Mobile Innovation

·      New Space Mobile Innovation

·      Mobile User Experience Innovation

·      USER ONLY AWARD: Outstanding Leadership in Use of a Mobile Solution (only end users can be nominated for this award, not solution providers)

·      NEW! Industrial IoT Innovation

·      NEW! Satcoms Cybersecurity Innovation

·      NEW! Software Defined Network Innovation

·      NEW! Space Sustainability Innovation

·      NEW! Satellite Artificial Intelligence Innovation

·      NEW! On-Orbit Connectivity Innovation

Nomination Form: https://bit.ly/47nEhZj

Sponsorship Form: https://bit.ly/46nkF6m

 

Also, expect some surprise announcements during the 2024 awards luncheon!

 

The 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards judges panel includes:

·      Natalia Larrea Brito, US Director, Euroconsult

·      Antonio Franchi, Head of 5G/6G NTN Programme Office, European Space Agency (ESA)

·      Christine Joseph, Special Advisor, NOAA Office of Space Commerce

·      Silvano Payne, Founder & CEO, SatNews Publishers

·      Chris Quilty, Founder, Quilty Space

Plan to join the MSUA for the annual luncheon gala on March 19, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC during SATELLITE 2024. Obtain tickets or sponsor the event: https://www.msua.org/awards.

Moderator
Kelli Kedis Ogborn
VP, Space Commerce and Entreprenuership
Space Foundation
Tom Kelly
CEO
EVONA
AJ Link
Adjuct Professor, Space Law
Howard University
Lauren Ward
NASA+ Head of Original Content
NASA

The space industry offers a plethora of career opportunities beyond rocket scientists and astronauts. With the space economy projected to reach a staggering one trillion dollars by 2030, there is a growing demand for individuals with vibrant and diverse backgrounds to help propel the global space industry to new heights. From art and film to business and law, this panel will explore the myriad of careers shaping the trajectory of the space industry beyond traditional STEM fields. Reimagine how you think about a career in space and explore the evolution of the space industry into a multidimensional workforce.

Moderator
George John
Senior Associate
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Kara Azocar
Vice President, Regulatory
Iridium
Scott Blake Harris
Senior Spectrum Advisor & Director, National Spectrum Strategy, Office of the Assistant Secretary
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
David Kaufman
Senior Manager, Regulatory Analysis and Engineering
Amazon Kuiper
Kerry Murray
Deputy Chief/Chief of Staff
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FCC decisions, both recent and forthcoming, will shape the landscape on satellite spectrum which leads to a number of important questions and opportunities. This panel will not only discuss what technology solutions will help facilitate spectrum sharing, panelists will also discuss how satellite operators are working together to continue to iterate on the spectrum sharing landscape, given certain inherent technological limitations, and how they are working with both regulators and terrestrial operators to overcome challenges.


Produced in Partnership with SIA.

Moderator
Isabelle Mauro
Director General
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
Eva Berneke
CEO
Eutelsat Group
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Secretary-General
ITU
Jessica Rosenworcel
Chairwoman
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Kyle Whitehill
Chief Executive Officer
AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS

Today’s powerful satellites have the ability to cultivate economic opportunity, accelerate inclusive and sustainable digital transformation, and bridge the digital divide by providing meaningful connectivity with lower-cost infrastructure investment requirements. This panel of industry and public-sector thought leaders will both define meaningful connectivity and explore the role that collaborative public-private partnerships play in delivering on the long-term goals of global meaningful connectivity.


Produced in Partnership with GSOA.

Moderator
Andrew Penn
Principal
Oliver Wyman
Dave Bijur
SVP of Commercial Aviation
Intelsat US LLC
Don Buchman
Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Aviation
Viasat
Gustavo Nader
Chief Strategy Officer
Gogo Business Aviation
Reza Rasoulian
VP, Hughes Aviation
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Tim Southard
VP Satellite Networks
Anuvu
Amir Yafe
VP Mobility and Global Accounts
Gilat Satellite Networks
As the travel industry continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger traffic is increasing at a faster rate than anyone anticipated. With the growing demand for mobile satellite services worldwide, passengers now expect high-performance and uninterrupted connectivity throughout their journeys, regardless of location or duration. This session explores the service-level requirements of today's discerning travelers on commercial airlines and the technology necessary to meet their needs.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: 146 C
Moderator
Sheri Hashemi
Director of Engineering
L3Harris Technologies
Amina Boubendir
Head of Research and Standardisation
Airbus Defence and Space
Antonio Franchi
Head of 5G and 6G Strategic Programme
European Space Agency
Lucas Hansen
Vice President & General Manager - Wireless & Satellite Direct-to-Device Communications
Keysight Technologies
Dr. Miguel Angel Vazquez
Head of Space and Resilient Communications and Systems
Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
While the telecommunications industry is still in the very early stages of 5G development, some are already preparing for the "next G." How will the 6G concept evolve and what does this development mean for the satellite industry? Speakers on our 6G panel will share their visions of how an integrated 6G network of networks will function, as well as the results of early research on the concept. The discussion will also include technical requirements for 6G, architecture aspects, native AI, and security. The speakers will also highlight the technical and business/ecosystem challenges related to integrated mobile and satellite communications from both research and standardization perspectives.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Nidhi Sandeep Vasaikar
Aerospace Engineer
Space Generation Advisory Council
George Caetano
Industry Process Consultant Director
Dassault Systemes
Robert Greinecker
CCO, Co-Founder
iSEE
Tim Kienberger
CEO
LeoStella
Lois Reid
Commercial Services Lead
LeoLabs Inc
This panel will encourage debate on the "critical needs" and the "nice-to-haves" when ensuring a spacecraft stays safe throughout its mission life cycle. This includes debating the value of specific onboard hardware and software to maintain safe operations, including onboard propulsion systems. Do the costs associated with building these systems outweigh the risks of on-orbit collisions? In addition, we'll discuss the debates regarding insurance requirements, the FCC's 5-year-rule for de-orbiting, international ephemeris sharing, and more.
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: Room 151
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Telesat Lightspeed Lounge
Sponsored by:
   

Join us for a discussion about the importance of orbital situational awareness and how enhanced spacecraft agility can better support your missions.

Spacecraft situational awareness refers to the knowledge of the precise location of your spacecraft at any given moment, safely making maneuvers and understanding the relation to other objects in orbit. As the space domain continues to be more congested and contested, the ability to maneuver quickly and maintain accurate spacecraft pointing knowledge is imperative to mission success. As a leading small satellite bus and components provider, Blue Canyon Technologies offers industry-leading pointing accuracy innate to our attitude control systems.


In this discussion, we will be highlighting our latest one-of-a-kind mission capability called “OATS,” or “Optimized Attitude Trajectory System.” This technology can greatly increase mission utility by maximizing imagery collection and providing even greater pointing accuracy for situational awareness. We look forward to sharing more and discussing how this technology can support your mission needs!


Presenter: Chris Winslett, Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), General Manager

Moderator
Matt Langenbahn
Vice President of Product Development
Kratos
Daniel Gizinski
Chief Strategy Officer
Comtech
Ronald Keen
Senior Advisor of Space
CISA's National Risk Management Center (NRMC)
Erin Miller
Executive Director
Space ISAC
Charles Vaillancourt
Chief Information Officer
Telesat

The growth of hybrid and converged networks is driving the demand for layered zero trust security architectures that can quickly put-up additional protections around critical data. The most effective cybersecurity solutions aren’t just about hardware, systems, and software, they provide an end-to-end view into the security layers required to keep an operation safe today and well into the future. As communications infrastructures continue to mesh, cybersecurity and secure data transmission must also evolve to meet the incredible amount of information these networks will handle and transfer on daily basis. In this session the panel will explore the importance of public private partnerships, impacts of AI/ML on future cyber dynamics and whether the satellite industry needs to support cybersecurity standards.


Produced in Partnership with SIA.

Moderator
Natalia Vicente
VP Public Affairs
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
Mark Hogenboom
Special Projects Director
Nokia Mobile Networks
Mario Maniewicz
Director
ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
Carmel Ortiz
Vice President, Systems Innovation
Intelsat
Greg Quiggle
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Kratos
David Zufall
Vice President, Wireless Development
DISH / EchoStar Corporation

The NTN standards developed in 3GPP pave the way for full integration between satellite and terrestrial networks to address challenges of reachability, service continuity and reliability. As the NTN standards evolve, what are the challenges to an integrated NTN-TN infrastructure, and how can providers overcome those challenges to achieve massive uptake? This Executive Forum panel will explore how a paradigm shift in bandwidth could help providers reach seamless service continuity over global coverage. The discussion will also include how both satellite and terrestrial companies can benefit financially from convergence and create win-win opportunities.


Produced in Partnership with GSOA.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Eric Ingram
Chairman of the Board, Chief Strategy Officer
SCOUT Space Inc.
Dr. Luisa Buinhas
Co-Founder & Chief Program Officer
Vyoma gmbH
Dan Ceperley
CEO and Founder
LeoLabs Inc
Kim Crider
Founding Partner
Elara Nova
Christina Mancinelli
VP Space Security, Cyber & Analytics, Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Audrey Schaffer
Vice President of Strategy and Policy
Slingshot Aerospace
The SSA industry is betting heavy on revenue expectations from in-space data-set captures. But do we really know the value of this data? Who the customers are what they'll be willing to pay? Will the government be a customer or competitor? Join our panel as we dive-in and discuss the space data market now and in the near future. We'll address the customers, pricing models, and variables involved in this revenue share model we're all betting on. Its time to talk about the elephant in the space room.
Moderator
Ahsun Murad
CEO and President
Optimal Satcom
BIll Milroy
Chairman and CTO
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Lilac Muller
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Kymeta Corporation
Jake Sauer
Vice President & Chief Technologist
Ball Aerospace
Kristin Walsh
Vice President - Terminals
Viasat
Sponsored by:
   
Access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband connectivity has become an essential requirement in our daily lives, whether you're a passenger on a cross-country flight or a warfighter moving through a hostile environment. However, the broad adoption of ESA antenna technology has been slower than expected. During this session, ground systems developers will share technological insights on how to unlock the full-potential of ESA-based satellite communications and accelerate adoption. Speakers will also outline the lessons they've learned throughout the ESA development process as this technology matures and begins to proliferate throughout the market.
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
David Gauthier
Chief Strategy Officer
GXO, Inc.
Dr. Steve Hall
Director, Source Operations Group
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Scott Herman
Chief Product Officer
Maxar Technologies
Eric Jensen
CEO
ICEYE US
Jason Mallare
Vice President, U.S. Government Programs and Strategy
Umbra

One of U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall's seven operational imperatives is to achieve moving target indication (MTI) at scale against technologically advanced adversaries. The Department of the Air Force is examining doing both, at least partly, from space--the first effort being a cooperative one with the NRO to develop a ground moving target indication space-based radar to replace the Joint STARS aircraft. How might DoD and the intelligence community harness commercial capacity for MTI? Is there a market for commercial MTI, and, if so, how might DoD and the intelligence community harness that market for national security?


Produced in Partnership with Defense Daily.

LIVE Constellations Podcast Recording | Join Constellations’ host John Gilroy as he interviews industry leaders on stage! Since 2017 Constellations and our distinguished guests have covered issues on space networks technology like digital transformation, software-defined satellites, space situational awareness and more. This is your chance to see the recording in person, meet with us and ask your questions live!

Moderator
Ginny Randall
Leadership & Career Coach
Ginny Randall Coaching
Bridget Chatman
Chair of the Board
Women in Aerospace (WIA)
Billy Gallagher
Senior Robotics Engineer
Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
Nik Lassiter
Agency DEIA Program Manager
NASA Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity

As workplaces across the nation define their approach to DEI, employees at all levels of decision-making play a significant role in driving progress. Join our expert panel for a thoughtful discussion on actionable strategies, personal insights, and successful initiatives aimed at cultivating a workplace that champions diversity and ensures equity and inclusion for all. Engage in this critical conversation to learn how you can support socially responsible solutions and contribute to creating an environment where every voice is heard, valued, and respected. This discussion is a must-attend for individuals and organizations committed to advancing DEI and building a workplace that champions the diverse perspectives within your organization and the broader space community. 

Moderator
Jodi Goldberg
Associate
Sheppard Mullin
Richard DalBello
Director, NOAA Office of Space Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
John Janka
Chief Officer, Global Government Affairs & Regulatory
Viasat
Marlon Sorge
Technical Fellow
The Aerospace Corporation

Designing satellites for longevity and reusability as well as planning for their end of mission disposal are critical tools for controlling the growth of the orbital debris environment and maintaining safe operations. The rapid increase in the number of satellites on orbit in recent years along with changes in the design and operations of many satellites has led to revisiting existing post-mission disposal rules with these changes in mind. As the FCC recently proposed changing the 25-year disposal requirement for LEO to 5-years for many satellites, this leads to questions about the need for stricter post-mission disposal requirements. Additionally, there needs to be a discussion about how easily new satellites and launch vehicles can accommodate changes. This panel will discuss how satellites can be designed for greater longevity and reusability as well as the current post-mission disposal guidelines, recent proposals on changing satellite post-mission disposal rules, and practical challenges both for implementation and for not implementing changes.


Produced in Partnership with SIA.

Moderator
Mo Islam
Co-founder
Payload
Andrew Cole
CFO
Yahsat
Henry Dubois
CFO
BlackSky
Bret Johnsen
CFO
SpaceX
Anthony (Toby) O'Brien
CFO
Intelsat
In our debut CFO Forum, Payload's Mo Islam hosts a panel of financial leaders in a discussion about how commercial space and satellite companies will secure the resources they need to build the massive new systems planned for the next decade. The panel will study recent financing trends in the space industry, including the continuing injection of private capital, the results of companies going public through SPAC and traditional IPO, and the impact of strategic M&A and consolidation. The panel will outline the options available to today's most ambitious space companies.
Moderator
David Hartshorn
CEO
Geeks Without Frontiers (GWF)
Walter Berger
President & Co-CEO
Kymeta Corporation
Don Claussen
CEO
ST Engineering iDirect
Christophe Duret
CEO
Cobham Satcom
Hagay Katz
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Gilat Satellite Networks
Sponsored by:
   
While satellite operators are busy providing the 'fuel supply' for a market with insatiable connectivity demands, ground systems companies are designing and manufacturing the terminals and antennas that will determine where and how customers can access that service. This session features executive leaders from some of the largest ground systems companies in the world in a discussion about how they are trying to redefine "mobility" for the markets through product design, flexibility, and affordability. How are these companies planning to service the customers of the future? How are they working to create accessible, affordable infrastructure to support the complex applications of the future?
Moderator
J. Armand Musey
President and Founder
Summit Ridge Group LLC
Chris Insall
Head of Maritime Market Development
ST Engineering iDirect
Mike Pigott
EVP Connectivity
Anuvu
Carole Plessy
Vice President of Global Maritime and Europe
Eutelsat OneWeb
James Trevelyan
EVP, Enterprise & Emerging Markets
Speedcast
Emile de Rijk
CEO and founder
SWISSto12
Assuring connectivity at sea presents its own unique set of challenges. Whether you are a cruise operator, sailing thousands of passengers on what is essentially a floating city, or a merchant shipping company looking to streamline operations and look after its crew, assured communications underpin the entire business. In a world where a living-room-like connectivity experience is expected anywhere, assuring Quality of Service and honouring Service Level Agreements is essential. But how is this achieved? During this panel session, we address how connectivity is being used onboard and how reliable and consistent connectivity is achieved to give peace of mind to vessel operators.
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Christina Korp
Co-Founder / Astronaut Wrangler
SPACE for a Better World
Awais Ahmed
CEO and co-founder
Pixxel
Artiom Anisimov
CEO
EOS Data Analytics, Inc.
Mariana Curdoglo
Senior Product Manager, PlanetScope
Planet Labs PBC
Luke Fischer
CEO
Skyfi
As the effects of climate change sweep the globe, it's become clear we're in a crucial moment for the growth of sustainable tech. Public and private sectors alike are looking to new technologies to mitigate and prevent environmental threats. During this session, we'll explore how a variety of businesses and industries have adopted EO data to make critical environmental decisions, including those that involve change detection, crop forecasting, and natural disaster planning. Learn how the development of historical EO data sets gives users greater insight into the cause of climate events and how to prepare for them in the future.

Join us as we unveil our building blocks for the next-generation ground segment that will fundamentally change the way satellite networks are deployed. Witness firsthand how we embrace mobility, virtualization and digitalization innovations and forge impactful collaborations with leading technology partners to move satcoms towards a multi-orbit, cloud-based future while ensuring unified operations that integrate satellite networks with the global telco ecosystem.

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Room: Room 151
Leo Teeney
Lunar Flight Operations Engineer
Blue Origin
Charles Barnabé
Business Analyst
Thales Alenia Space
Christine Dubbert
MBA Student
University of Cambridge
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater

Embark on a journey into the future of satellite communication technology with SpaceBridge as we proudly present ESTELLA, our groundbreaking Multi-Service HUB Solution. More than just a solution, ESTELLA represents a paradigm shift in connectivity, redefining the way we experience SATCOM.


Join us for an exclusive panel discussion where we will showcase how ESTELLA’s Advanced TDMA solution ensures optimal resource utilization, maximizing efficiency and delivering unparalleled performance.


Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation with SpaceBridge. Experience the ESTELLA Multi-Service HUB Solution – Seamless Connections, Limitless Possibilities!

Wednesday, March 20

Moderator
Pacome Revillon
CEO
Euroconsult
Dan Hart
Advisor, Consultant, Executive Mentor
HarTechnologies LLC
John Rood
Chairman and CEO
Momentus
Kyle Whitehill
Chief Executive Officer
AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS

This exclusive breakfast will host remarkable leaders from companies in different segments of the value chain, who will offer invaluable insights in triumphing over challenges. In their journey to becoming a successful enterprise, they will share their insights on leveraging setbacks for personal and professional growth and how they conquered those obstacles.

 

By invitation only

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: West Salon
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: Ballroom AB Foyer
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
Ryan Krogh
Global Combine Business Manager
John Deere
Open to all attendees! The world population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050, causing a 50% rise in the demand for food. On top of that, farmers face monumental challenges like labor shortages and extreme variability. To get their job done and address these challenges, farmers are turning to technology, but to take full advantage of advancements in autonomy and tools that enable them to monitor, capture, and analyze field data from anywhere, connectivity is needed. In September of 2022, John Deere announced an RFP for a satellite communications partner to help bring connectivity and technology needed to farmers around the globe. Together, they will bring a product to the market by the end of 2024. During this keynote, Ryan Krogh, Global Combine and FEE Business Manager at John Deere, will discuss the importance of this partnership and: How satellite connectivity will bring advanced technologies like autonomy to the farm, enabling farmers to feed our growing world population while reducing their environmental footprint; How Deere plans to bring satellite connectivity to farms around the world, with the goal of connecting 1.5 million machines by 2026; The value of real-time information and data analysis on and off the farm and the pivotal role connectivity plays.
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Moderator
Nicole Robinson
Chief Growth Officer
Comtech
Hamid Akhavan
President & CEO
EchoStar
Mark Dankberg
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder
Viasat
Matt Desch
Chief Executive Officer
Iridium Communications
Paul E. Jacobs
CEO
Globalstar
Michael Kool
Senior Product Manager, Connectivity
John Deere
Sponsored by:
   
Open to all attendees! For decades, satellite operators and terrestrial connectivity service providers were conveniently siloed by geography, customer location, and application. The boundaries between these two worlds have rapidly eroded over the past two years through new application-enabling partnerships, merger and acquisition activity, and explosive growth in 5G and advanced IoT networks. Is satellite and cellular convergence a passing trend, or the natural evolution of connectivity infrastructure? Are we about to witness the birth of a new class of global hybrid satellite/cellular connectivity providers through m&a? During our headline Wednesday Opening General session, executive leaders with insights into both satellite and cellular worlds share their perspectives in an open and honest discussion on the pros and cons of convergence.

Join Constellations’ host John Gilroy as he interviews industry leaders on stage! Since 2017 Constellations and our distinguished guests have covered issues on space networks technology like digital transformation, software-defined satellites, space situational awareness and more. This is your chance to see the recording in person, meet with us and ask your questions live!

Moderator
Clayton Swope
Deputy Director, Aerospace Security Project | Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Margo Deckard
Co-founder and COO
LYNK
Chris Ivory
CEO
AST SpaceMobile USA
Bill Joo
Special Projects Engineer
United States Navy
David Radi
Vice President, Government Solutions
Omnispace

Last year, Apple introduced the ability for its new iPhone users to use emergency SOS via satellite to text a request for medical or rescue services when off the grid and no cellular and Wi-Fi coverage is available. Enhanced satellite to cellular direct-to-device voice and data services could be potentially revolutionary for the satellite industry and mobile connectivity, simply because there are literally billions of smartphone users around the globe. This panel will discuss the potential for rolling out such direct-to-device services, how U.S. government customers might leverage such services and what are the practical challenges facing both service providers and customers?


Produced in Partnership with SIA.

Moderator
Alexis Sáinz
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Blake Bullock
Vice President Communication Systems
Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems
Alexandra Hale
NASA Industry Engagement Lead & Senior Technical Advisor
The Aerospace Corporation
Robert Lightfoot
Executive Vice President
Lockheed Martin Space
Rob Meyerson
Founder and CEO
Delalune Space
Clay Mowry
President
International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
Peter Platzer
Chief Executive Officer
Spire Global
You've heard it referenced in financial analysis reports as the "Future Space Economy" - a trillion-dollar opportunity for commercial space and satellite companies to bring more industries off Earth. The world's space-faring nations are locked in a race to capture opportunities in this economy, paced by the threat of being left behind. This panel of commercial space leaders will discuss how industry can respond to this sense of urgency and expand the space economy through strategic partnerships, new business models, start-up investments, and non-traditional contracting - a "gig" economy. Speakers will share lessons learned from other industries in how to create alignment across companies and allied nations to accelerate innovation and ensure leadership in the new space race.
Moderator
Lisa Dreher
Managing Director/President
GuideForce/MSUA
Blane Boynton
VP, Product Development
Intelsat
Emma Park
Senior Vice President of Market and Growth Strategy
ST Engineering iDirect
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
Integrasys
Chris Taylor
Founder & CEO
Aalyria
A connected transportation fleet can deliver food from farms and critical supplies from mining and forestry operations faster and more efficiently, keeping prices low for both providers and consumers. In this session, satellite connectivity providers and end-users will explain how today's powerful satellites and constellations are keeping industrial supply chains moving by ensuring seamless and secure high-speed connectivity, even in areas with no available terrestrial service.
Moderator
John Yates
CEO
Atheras Analytics
Nir Barkan
CEO
SatixFy Ltd.
Valvanera Moreno
Director, Space Procurement Programmes
SES
Greg Quiggle
Senior Vice President of Product Management
Kratos
Billie Sims
Vice President Growth
Comtech
Bert van der Linden
Senior Principal Product Manager
ST Engineering iDirect

The next generation of satellites will be defined by software, to serve a market in which IP content is the dominant traffic for satcom, broadcast and earth observation. Total traffic volume is exploding, waveforms multiplying and thousands of LEO and MEO spacecraft are demanding sophisticated gateways able to handle thousands of connections without interference. Digital transformation in the sky is creating immense pressure for a similar transformation on the ground at a time when hardware-based and analog systems fill every teleport. In this session, engineering and operations executives assess the progress being made in the digital transformation of the ground segment and what it will take to accelerate change this vital link in the satellite communications chain.


Produced in Partnership with WTA.

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Rachel Jewett
Managing Editor
Via Satellite
Paul Abfalter
Head of Global Wholesale
Telstra
Shigehiro Hori
Co-CEO
Space Compass
Ben Peacock
Portfolio Strategy Director
T-Mobile
Jean-Luc Vuillemin
Executive Vice President, International Networks
Orange Business Services
Now more than ever, the satellite industry is targeting more of a role in the overall communications ecosystem. For this to happen, the industry will have to work more closely with telcos. Partnerships with telcos are often seen as a holy grail for satellite, and we've seen some progress here. But, how do telcos really view the possibilities to work more with satellite players? We talk to telcos from across the world to find out how they may use satellite tech going forward to increase their coverage.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater

Global intelligence gathering operations are increasingly conducted from airborne platforms. Effectively employing these manned and unmanned assets requires persistent communications coverage and the ability to endure in austere conditions. Discover the multi-band, multi-orbit solutions that are delivering resilient, secure satellite communications capabilities to the Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) community - meeting the demands of today’s AISR missions with an eye toward tomorrow’s requirements.


Presenter: Steve Gizinski, Managing Director


Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Secretary-General
ITU
Open to all conference attendees, the Wednesday Keynote luncheon program includes our Government & Military Forum keynote speakers and the presentation of Via Satellite Magazine's Annual Awards, as well as the Startup Space 2024 competition winner.

As more and more satellites are launched, more and more services are delivered. In this new on-demand world, delivering services manually in weeks and months is not a scalable option. OpenEdge makes it possible to say goodbye to fixed hardware-based terminals and hello to flexible, software-defined terminals that run everything necessary to support a service and scale to meet demand – all in a single box. In this session, learn how OpenEdge terminals bring power to the network edge and:


• Scale with edge native apps

• Lower CAPEX and footprint

• Reduce costly site visits

• Eliminate vendor lock-In

• Enhance security

Join us for an insightful discussion exploring satellite standardization and custom development. NanoAvionics Business Development Manager, Andrew Swain, will offer a detailed analysis of the benefits and philosophies behind each approach.


During this presentation, Andrew will compare real-world cases, examining the economic implications of standard and custom satellite buses. He will discuss technology demonstration missions to constellations, giving attendees valuable insights into the practicalities and advantages of each method. In addition, Andrew will introduce NanoAvionics’ standard nano and microsatellite buses to showcase their technical capabilities and highlight how standardization can improve time to space and time in space.


Following the presentation, participants will be able to join an interactive discussion to raise questions and receive answers.


We invite you to join us as we navigate the landscape of satellite technology and chart the future of mission longevity, performance and reliability.


Presenter: Andrew Swain, Business Development Manager at Kongsberg NanoAvionics

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: 145 A/B
Moderator
Steve Jordan Tomaszewski
Senior Director, National Security Space
Aerospace Industries Association
Dean Bellamy
EVP, National Security Space
Redwire
Tina Ghataore
Group CSRO Aerospacelab, CEO N. America
Aerospacelab
Jay Patel
Vice President, Remote Sensing Programs
Northrop Grumman
John Serafini
Chief Executive Officer
HawkEye 360
The defense industrial base is constantly seeking better ways to harness innovation from commercial remote sensing companies for applications in the Department of Defense and intelligence community. Learn about how new technologies are adding capacity, tasking, storing, and streamlining analytics to provide and enhance resilience in national security space architectures. This topic will cover the regulatory advancements needed to balance national security interests with cutting-edge commercial remote sensing applications. The utilization of these innovative remote sensing systems is especially pertinent to the Department of Defense concept of Joint All-Domain Command and Control. Steve and panelists will discuss the critical role that space-based reconnaissance assets assist front-line joint warfighters and how commercial remote sensing integration can serve as a bridge between government and industry.
Moderator
Curt Blake
Attorney and Strategic Advisor
Wilson Sonsini
Kier Fortier
Managing Director, Exolaunch USA
Exolaunch
Marino Fragnito
Senior Vice President, Head of the Vega Business Unit
Arianespace
Pablo Gallego
PLDSpace
Kevin Lowdermilk
Chief Executive Officer
Vaya Space
Daniel Metzler
CEO
Isar Aerospace SE
With a significant share of the small satellite launch market, SpaceX is increasingly selling direct to customers, often providing integration services, as well. Does this leave any more room for brokers/integrators? Due to their smaller size, launch vehicles such as Rocket Lab's Electron, NSIL SSLV, Firefly Alpha, and ABL can sell direct and provide their own integration. This leaves Arianespace Vega, Roscosmos Vega, and NSIL PSLV as the mid-size players. This panel will discuss if there is still a role for brokers/integrators, and, if so, what strategies should they employ to remain relevant.
Moderator
Nathan de Ruiter
Managing Director
Euroconsult
Abdulhadi Alhassani
Chief Strategy Officer
Arabsat
Marc Bell
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Terran Orbital Corporation
Declan Ganley
Founder & CEO of Rivada Space Networks
Rivada Space Networks
John-Paul Hemingway
Chief Strategy and Product Officer
SES
Glenn Katz
Chief Commercial Officer
Telesat
Jean-Hubert Lenotte
Chief Strategy and Resources Officer
Eutelsat Group

LEO/MEO Constellations has seen tremendous growth throughout the years, and as the technology continues to advance, LEO/MEO constellations have emerged as a revolutionary solution for global connectivity. It has demonstrated a real impact on consumer broadband, maritime communication, and enterprise connectivity, and has the potential to make its way to new markets currently untapped by the satellite industry. Our panel of experts will provide in-depth insights into the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the market, which will offer a comprehensive view of the ever-evolving LEO/MEO landscape.


Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult.

Moderator
Mike Antonovich
CEO, Commercial
U.S. Electrodynamics Inc.
Frank Czulo
President - Advanced Networks
Network Innovations
Gil Elizov
VP Products
Gilat Satellite Networks
Jorge Rodríguez López
Head of Presales and Product Management
Hispasat
Kartik Seshadri
VP International Products and Operations
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Ronald van der Breggen
CCO
Rivada Space Networks

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) architecture allows networks to combine different transport services into a virtual wide area network that adapts to changing availability and throughput. Widespread in terrestrial communications, it is being greeted in the satellite communications business as a potential game-changer. But implementing SD-WAN is not only technically complex – it forces ground segment operations to adopt a digital-first mindset. In this session, engineering and operations executives share tips, tricks and use cases that demonstrate the near-term value and long-term potential of SD-WAN to drastically improve overall throughput, conserve bandwidth and improve quality of service.


Produced in Partnership with WTA.

Join us for a discussion about the pivotal role of physics-based digital twins to ensure successful on-orbit operations. Using digital twins to develop and test advanced capabilities helps to ensure proper operation of sophisticated constellation networking and coordinated mission scenarios. Discover how real flight software and hardware within digital twins validates demanding use cases beyond the scope of traditional vehicle assembly, integration, and testing (AI&T).


We will discuss the methodologies employed and the insights gained during the efforts in performing space-to-space and space-to-ground optical communication operations.


Presenter: Matt Sandnas, SEAKR, Engineering, Sr. Director, Business Development

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Telesat Lightspeed Lounge
Sponsored by:
   
Moderator
Dr. Sandra H. Magnus
Acting Program Manager, Chief Engineer, Traffic Coordination System for Space Safety
U.S. Department of Commerce
Joe Chan
Chairman
Space Data Association
Jason Forshaw
Head of Business Development and Product Strategy
Astroscale
Chiara Manfletti
CEO
Neuraspace
Stephanie Roy
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Dr. Martin Zhu
Economist
The FAA
Earth's orbit is busier than it's ever been. Not only do we have the most satellites circling our planet than ever before, but we also have the highest amount of debris floating in orbit. This reality makes the need for space sustainability more important than ever. During this session, global space sustainability thought leaders discuss the state of space situational awareness (SSA) today and what the future holds for government and companies when it comes to space traffic management. Learn about the latest innovative technologies and commercial services that aid in managing and mitigating orbital debris through public-private partnerships. Plus, gain a deeper understanding of the transition of SSA capabilities from U.S. and global government agencies and the latest global policy activity on space sustainability.
Moderator
Natalia Larrea Brito
US Director
Euroconsult
Doug Abts
CCO
Astranis
Troy Brashear
Vice President, Satellite Missions
Northrop Grumman
Mike Greenley
CEO
MDA Inc.
Jason Kim
CEO
Millennium Space Systems
Karan Kunjur
CEO
K2 Space
Marco Villa
EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Terran Orbital Corporation
Sponsored by:
   

Satellite manufacturing capabilities have expanded over the last few years featuring a wide range of vendors and value propositions aimed at capturing customers needs. The panel will explore the dynamic relationship between emerging and legacy manufacturers and between smallsat focused players and those focused on larger satellites. Panelists, drawn from both these worlds, will provide unique insights into the dynamic interplay between different vendors. They will explore how they collaborate, compete, and, most importantly, innovate. Panelists will discuss how they address standardization and customization, shorter time to orbit requirements, single satellite demand vs mass scale manufacturing. Join us for a thought-provoking session that will shed light on the dynamic interplay between cutting edge vendors.


Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult.

Moderator
Robert Bell
Executive Director
WTA
Brad Bode
Chief Technology Officer
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Michel Dothey
Co-Founder & CCO
neXat
Joakim Espeland
CEO
QuadSAT
Will Mudge
Vice President, Engineering Operations
Speedcast
Leeana Smith-Ryland
CEO
Hawaii Pacific Teleport

Successful teleport operators are masters of the pivot: adapting their business models to the needs of changing markets. The bare-bones uplinks of the Eighties evolved into outsourced broadcast and data centers, as well as specialist providers of cruise and maritime services, business networks, secure military satcom and internet trunking. Today, explosive growth in the space business is confronting the industry with its biggest pivot yet. Bare-bones uplinking for LEO gateways is back, while digitization and virtualization make serious inroads on analog technology. Some predict the complete consolidation and commoditization of teleports while others expect the industry to carve out new niches offering new value. In this session, senior executives of teleport and technology companies share their forecasts for the industry and describe the moves they are making today to prepare for a more complex and challenging future.


Produced in Partnership with WTA.

Moderator
Peter Waskowic
Vice President, Satcom Products
Calian, Advanced Technologies
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President, Advanced Programs, Government & Defense Division
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera
Senior Staff Architect, Automated Test & Assurance Solutions
Spirent Communications
Robert Stephens
Senior 5G/FutureG Solutions Architect
Keysight Technologies
Dr. Javier Trujillo
Senior Manager, Digital Ground Development
SES
Recent developments in 3GPP have introduced a satellite component to traditional terrestrial cellular 5G systems. The purpose of non-terrestrial network (NTN) access is to provide coverage to remote areas that are otherwise unreachable with a cellular network, especially in mission-critical environments. Standard land mobile communications have been tested against realistic propagation conditions for years; they are a fundamental design criterion of any wireless system and non-terrestrial networks are no exception. In this session, speakers will summarize the 3GPP specification TR38.811 entitled, "Study on New Radio (NR) to support non-terrestrial networks," which details channel models used for large-scale parameters such as shadowing, outdoor-to-indoor (O2I) loss, clutter loss, path loss, and small-scale parameters specific to satellite applications. The panel will also discuss the key features of a radio channel emulator that enables effective 5G NTN testing to address the new set of challenges for satellite transceiver performance.
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Senior Editorial Director
Via Satellite
Moacyr Camilotti
Director, Network, Connectivity Operations Governance
Carnival Cruise Lines
Norman Haughton
Director, IFEC Product and Analytics
Air Canada
Glenn Latta
Managing Director, Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity
Delta Airlines
Maikel Miranda
Sr. Director, Network, Voice, and Satellite Services
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou
Co - CEO
Tototheo Maritime
There is little doubt that aviation and maritime remain two massive markets for satellite connectivity. As end users, they have a lot in common. Both need connectivity over sea, and both have passengers that want an 'always-on' experience. This panel will feature end users from the aviation and maritime world to talk about the next generation connectivity experience and how their demands for satellite capacity are evolving in this decade and beyond.

As more and more satellites are launched, more and more services are delivered. In this new on-demand world, delivering services manually in weeks and months is not a scalable option. OpenSpace is the first fully virtualized, software-defined and orchestrated ground platform built to keep pace with space. Taking advantage of Carrier Ethernet based telecom and cloud standards, the OpenSpace Platform automates the service provisioning process and can deliver services in minutes.


• Accelerate time-to-revenue.

• Streamline and automate operations.

• Reduce lifecycle costs.

• Seamlessly connect with telecom networks.

Moderator
Dr. Angela Hodge
Program Executive, Electrical Engineer, and Aerospace Technology Management
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Kevin Coggins
Deputy Associate Administrator and Program Manager, Space Communications and Navigation Program (SCaN)
NASA
Patricia Cooper
President
CONSTELLATION ADVISORY LLC
Janice Starzyk
Deputy Director
NOAA
Dr. Frank Turner
Technical Director
Space Development Agency
Dr. Stephen Volz
Assistant Administrator, Satellite and Information Service
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Government agencies across the United States are focused on supporting the economic growth and technological advancement of the U.S. commercial space industry. In this session, representatives from multiple government agencies (OGAs) will convene to discuss their institutional approach to meeting this mandate. Representatives from each organization will highlight their strategic commercialization plans, focus areas, interoperability, standards, and coordination activities. They will discuss how external partners can leverage government owned or leased assets. In addition, they will address how private industry can act as suppliers for the ground stations and satellites that make up their agency's communications systems. They will answer questions along the following lines. How does your agency foster the conditions for economic growth and technological advancement of the U.S. space commerce industry? What steps are you taking to coordinate space commerce policy issues and actions? In what way does your agency support development of U.S. policies to promote U.S. space commercialization? Are foreign countries also involved in your agency's commercialization efforts? What working groups are involved in your agency's commercialization activities? How can the commercial sector become involved?
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Senior Editorial Director
Via Satellite
Abel Avellan
Chairman, Founder, and CEO
AST SpaceMobile
Chris Sambar
Head of Network
AT&T
Moderator
Pacome Revillon
CEO
Euroconsult
Frank Backes
CEO
Capella Space
Dr. James Crawford
Founder, Chairman and CTO
Orbital Insight
Susanne Hake
Maxar
Stephen Kitay
Senior Director, Azure Space
Microsoft
Brian O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer
BlackSky

Executives from geospatial data companies gather to discuss how satellite imagery data has become the world’s most important storytelling technology – informing the public on how the world around them is changing. This role comes with the incredible responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and secure data at speeds fast enough to make life-saving decisions, while setting prices that are affordable and sustainable for business. Learn how the leaders in the geospatial industry are balancing these responsibilities while developing new capabilities and more impactful data sets for their global customers, and investing in business development efforts to reach new markets.



Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult.

Moderator
Whitney Lohmeyer
Chief Technologist
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Dr. Brian Barritt
CTO
Aalyria
Tim Deaver
Vice President, Strategic Solutions and US Government Sales
Mynaric
Hirokazu Mori
Chief Executive Officer
Warpspace USA
Jean-François Morizur PhD
CEO
Cailabs
Space-based laser communication, mostly driven by academic research in the last 2 decades, is now becoming an industrial and commercial reality. After Airbus paved the way with EDRS, Optical Inter-Satellite Links (OISL) are now a mature and deployed technology, with more than 40 TESAT terminals delivered to a US government customer. The architectures of SDA Tranche 2, IRIS² and next-generation telecom constellations from SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb all rely on OISL. The market is showing first signs of operational Optical Ground Segment deployments with multi-stations networks. This session will highlight key challenges of atmospheric laser links, and share its latest advances in building industrial Optical Ground Stations with unique turbulence mitigation capabilities.
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Executive Chairman
SATELLITE 2024
Matthew Harris
Space Focus Area Lead
Qinetiq
S. Sita Sonty
CEO
Space Tango
James Spicer
Technical Director
Kepler Communications US
Connectivity is the cornerstone of today's global economy and it will certainly be the case for the Future Space Economy, with even more complex, data-centric applications. We spent decades building the global satellite connectivity infrastructure around Earth, is it possible to replicate Earth's satellite connectivity infrastructure on the Moon, or on other planets? During this LIVE webcast taking place at SATELLITE 2024, our panel will discuss what deep space satellite networks will look like, and how they will be built to perform in extraordinary environments. We'll also discuss the history of deep-space exploration and research satellites and what we've learned from those missions.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing industries across the globe, offering endless opportunities for data-driven decision-making and automation. However, IoT devices often face challenges in accessing reliable connectivity, especially in remote and underserved areas.


The presentation focuses on the convergence of satellite and terrestrial services in the IoT landscape and addresses the challenges and solutions of mobile and fixed asset use cases across multiple connectivity environments. Real-world IoT applications logistics, and other key verticals serve as compelling illustrations of the transformative potential. With IoT’s exponential growth on the horizon, the integration of satellite and terrestrial services stands as a pivotal force shaping the future of IoT. The presentation also highlights coverage and reliability requirements for future applications, underscoring the advantages of Globalstar’s dedicated spectrum and IoT solutions.


Presenter: Dave Haight, Vice President of IoT, Globalstar

Digital Beam Forming enabling Multi-beam, Beam-hopping and Multi-orbit for space and ground applications

Thursday, March 21

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: West Salon
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall A/B
Moderator
Carissa Bryce Christensen
Founder and CEO
BryceTech
Diane Howard
Director of Commercial Space Policy
National Space Council at The White House
Strategist and industry expert Carissa Christensen, CEO of BryceTech, will interview Diane Howard, Director, Commercial Space Policy, National Space Council, about the administration's space priorities, its space accomplishments to date, and its path forward in 2024. Howard, an experienced attorney with an extensive space policy background, was Chief Counsel for Space Commerce at Department of Commerce, taught at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and held the role of Vice President of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Howard has served in the Executive Office of the President at the National Space Council since 2021.
Moderator
Bryce Dabbs
Founder & CEO
Approach Venture
Andrea Cardellicchio
Head of Business Development - LoB SSO
Telespazio
Robert Carlisle
CEO
Argo Space Corp.
Adel Haddoud
CEO
Infinite Orbits
Celvi Lisy
Research Assistant at MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Olin Satellite + Spectrum Technology and Policy Program
Cooperative RPO for inspection in space was pioneered by NASA during manned spaceflight programs. Due to the inherently governmental missions, capital intensity, and technical complexity, the expertise was limited to national security and civil space professionals. Now, the role of commercial space companies in conducting RPO is increasing to enable inspections, diagnostics, and maintenance of on-orbit systems. In this session, experts will discuss the importance of adapting a framework for standardization across government and commerce, encouraging a consistent approach to clarifying safety principles and applications that enable decision-making for determining if conditions are safe for proximity space operations.
Moderator
Audrey Allison
Senior Policy Analyst
Aerospace
Timothy Ashong
Ag. Director General
Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation
Mindel De La Torre
Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer
Omnispace
Alex Epshteyn
Senior Manager, International Regulatory Affairs - WRC Lead
Amazon Kuiper
Aspasia Paroutsas
Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs
Qualcomm Inc
This Panel will discuss the latest battlegrounds over spectrum -- that invisible resource that is essential to all of our missions and business plans. We will address the current challenges and FCC proceedings facing our diverse panel of operators and representatives -- including any impacts from the decisions of the World Radio Conference. The discussion will also focus on how these issues impact various commercial satellite companies, what those companies need to do about those issues, and what new bandwidth-related issues may arise in future.
Moderator
Carissa Bryce Christensen
Founder and CEO
BryceTech
Antonio Abad
CTO
Hispasat
Nicolas Capet
CEO
Anywaves
Bradley Cheetham
CEO
Advanced Space
Jacqueline Good
Founder & CEO
Magnestar Inc.
Mina Mitry
CEO
Kepler Communications
S. Sita Sonty
CEO
Space Tango
Learn about the fascinating development of new satellite services in Lunar Communications via satellite. This session will explore business opportunities, infrastructure and system requirements, and the standardization approach for all mission communications and the advantages of a broadband space exploration. Speakers will also discuss whether or not the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach is a new paradigm with broad applicability to space exploration activities.

Hybrid Networks Unleashed: Navigating the Future with NTN


Presenter: Ashish Yadav, Head of Partnership Alliances

Moderator
Jonathan Swanson
Director, Security Strategy
Sentinel One
Mathieu Bailly
VP
CYSEC
Eric Blankenhorn
Senior Software Engineer
wolfSSL
Akram Hosain
Protected Tactical Satcom (PTS) Program's Cyber Lead
Northrop Grumman
Peter Marquez
Head of Global Space Policy
Amazon Web Services
Brian Neuhaus
CTO, Americas
Vectra.ai
With the increasing reliance on satellite technology for critical commercial and military functions, ensuring the resilience of these systems has become a paramount concern. Satellite network operators and related organizations up and down the space supply chain are finding themselves in the crosshairs of well-resourced nation-state threat-actors. This executive-level panel will dive into the critical issue of safeguarding satellite networks from ever-evolving cyber threats and the unique challenges they face doing it. This panel of industry experts and veterans will tackle the topics of emerging threats in satellites and space, private-public sector collaboration, emerging standards and best practices, the convergence of IT & OT security, and securing the space supply chain.
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Senior Editorial Director
Via Satellite
Tom Mueller
Founder and CEO
Impulse Space
Come meet the mind behind SpaceX's legendary Merlin engine! Tom Mueller, CEO of Impulse Space, will open up our Thursday Exhibit Hall conference program with a keynote fireside chat moderated by Via Satellite's Mark Holmes. Tom will outline his new company's vision to lead the development of in-space transportation infrastructure, address the evolution of propulsion, share stories of his days with SpaceX, and answer your questions about the future space economy! All attendees are welcome to join us for this fantastic keynote presentation!
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Room: Via Satellite Exhibit Hall Theater
Moderator
Bob Gourley
Co-Founder and CTO
OODA LLC
Makoto Kobori
Senior Manager
Space Compass
Greg Pepus
Partner
BOKA Group
Tyler Pierce
Co-Founder
Turion Space

Technologist and AI security expert Bob Gourley will lead a discussion with experts in threats and threat mitigation in AI systems with a focus on how to build for mission resiliency in the face of evolving threats. The panel will begin with a review of the greatest risks to AI systems used in satellite missions including both ground and space segments and then discuss mitigation measures including frameworks for ensuring mission success. 

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater

Understanding the increasing importance of industrialization, modular design and standardization – which will disrupt the current success model of vertical integration.


Presenter: Oliver Grassmann, EVP Satellites

Moderator
Meredith Garofalo
Award-Winning Meteorologist/Space & Science Correspondent
Rocket Girl Enterprise, LLC
Debra Jordan
Bureau Chief
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
James Joseph
Chief of Staff
Tidal Basin Group
John Snapp
VP of Technology
Intrado Inc
Cynthia Spishak
Associate Administrator of the Office of Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs
FEMA
Rob Weitendorf
Vice President, US Military and Government Sales
Kymeta Corporation
Sponsored by:
   
First responders have long suffered from dead zones prevalent in the conventional wireless network. Lack of connectivity makes it difficult not only for those in need of help to request assistance but also impedes first responders as they organize a rescue. Satellite communications services that work directly with existing mobile phones and devices can transform the public safety landscape, but likely only if it can be seamlessly integrated into the emergency response process. In this discussion, mission-critical connectivity providers and experts will examine the impact of satellite communications on public safety and emergency/disaster response. The discussion will include a look into the complexities of emergency response call-handling and dispatch processes and a roadmap of technical and regulatory hurdles when integrating new technology into the public safety space.
Moderator
Charles McCarrick
Founder, President and Chief Scientist
Micro-Ant, LLC
Nir Barkan
CEO
SatixFy Ltd.
Stuart Daughtridge
Vice President
Kratos
Aatam Godhwani
VP of Government Solutions
Ovzon
Jonathan Osler
Vice President Global Sales and Services
Kymeta Corporation
Simon Swift
Director of Digital Technologies ETL Systems
ETL Systems
Kristin Walsh
Vice President - Terminals
Viasat
The rise of LEO constellations is meant to address the increasing need for affordable connectivity globally. Antennas establish the link and thereby establish the quality of the signal, requiring significant design effort and special attention to quality and compliance in manufacturing. Cost of the terminal vs impact of antenna quality on the user experience is a key tradeoff being debated and managed in the industry. This discussion will focus on how different business models impact the quality of the terminal and how the terminal quality impacts the financial sustainability of the satellite operator. Speakers will highlight the interactions between satellite operator, terminal integrator, and antenna designer that impact not only the success of the product development effort but also the ultimate price point and experience of the user.
Moderator
Patrick Thera
President
Calian, Advanced Technologies
Noelani McGadden
VP
Senet
David Wigglesworth
Vice President & CRO
Hughes, An EchoStar Company
In this session, audience members will learn why sensor and application companies are flocking towards the LoRaWAN protocol and the ecosystem that has been developed by the LoRa Alliance, and why satellite companies should be paying attention to this trend. Speakers will highlight specific LoRaWAN protocol use cases that apply to the satellite industry and will outline suggestions for satellite companies and their customers to take in working with the protocol.