Mobile Satellite Users Association September 12, 2016
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President's Message             
Catherine A. Melquist

MSUA is finalizing our programming plan for the Satellite 2017 Mobility Track scheduled for Wednesday, March 8.  The Mobility Track is a full day of speakers and panel presentations focusing Mobility Market Development.  

MSUA invites members and followers of Mobility News to contribute your ideas to our programming plan including issues, topics, innovations and speakers you believe will add value to the mobility market development discussion.  Ideas can be submitted to Mobility2017 from now until September 25th.  MSUA will announce the final plan in October.  

Also on March 8, MSUA will also be hosting the annual Mobility Innovation Awards Program and Luncheon.   Meanwhile, be sure to use MSUA conference discounts (see section below) when registering for events.    

Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  


Iridium Edge Offers Global Satellite Tracking for Remote Monitoring
eWeek; Todd R. Weiss; September 9, 2016
Additional coverage: SatNews
Big Doings Ahead For Thuraya
SatNews; September 9, 2016
Additional Coverage: Via Satellite
Intelsat Updates In-Service Date for Intelsat 33e
Business Wire; September 9, 2016
Additional Coverage: Intelsat
Intelsat Selects Kratos 'Monics Enterprise' to Monitor its Entire Fleet, Including New EpicNG High Performance Satellites
SpaceRef; September 9, 2016
ViaSat Selects MDA for Communication Terminals Service Facility in Canada
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 9, 2016
5G and IoT — Big Winners of CTIA Super Mobility
GPS World; September 12, 2016
Cubic’s GATR Technologies and Intelsat General Achieve High-Throughput Link via Ultra-Portable Satellite Terminal
Business Wire; September 12, 2016
Iridium's increased sales
Maritime Journal; September 12, 2016
Bampro - Satellites and Telecommunication Networks for Maritime Vessels
Offshore-technology; September 12, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
An interview with Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of CNES
The Space Review; Theo Pirard; September 12, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
Inmarsat Approaching USG Aero Apps With SATCOM As A Service Solutions
SatNews; September 12, 2016
Inmarsat successfully demonstrates Global Xpress ‘SATCOM as a Service’ capability for U.S. government aero connectivity
SpaceRef; September 12, 2016
Intelsat suffers problem with I-33e
Advanced Television; Chris Forrester; September 12, 2016
Additional coverage: SatNews
Arquiva Extends International Distribution with Intelsat for Premium Sports
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 12, 2016
SAS Inks Short, Medium-Haul Fleet Connectivity Contract with ViaSat
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; September 12, 2016
Drifter Buoys to be Used Off West Africa
Hydro International; September 13, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi® Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot
Econo Times; September 13, 2016


Click on the BLOG links below for the latest in mobility thought leadership from the following MSUA members:  

Globalsat Group

SpaceX could launch Falcon rocket from KSC in November
Florida Today; James Dean; September 13, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
Additional Coverage: NBC News, Yahoo! News
Inmarsat Demos Global Xpress Satcom-as-a-Service for Aeronautical Applications
ExecutiveBiz; Anna Forrester; September 13, 2016
Globalstar prepares new Sat-Fi satellite hotspot
Telecompaper; September 13, 2016
ITC Global to Provide Connectivity for World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Rig
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 13, 2016
Kymeta and TECOM Bring New, Cutting Edge Antenna Technology to the Aviation Market
PR Newswire; September 13, 2016
RedPort Launches Newest Optimizer Personal Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot
PRWeb; September 14, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
SkyNext: DeLorme inReach Explorer
Flying Mag; September 14, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
NORAD, USNORTHCOM Leads Field Test on Multiple Inmarsat, L-3 Satellite Systems
GovConWire; Dominique Stump; September 14, 2016
Inmarsat and MCN/ADCC sign agreement to provide aviation safety services to fast-growing Chinese marketSpaceRef; September 14, 2016
Additional coverage: Air Traffic Management
New Senior Notes Offering of US$400 million due 2024
SpaceRef; September 14, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio helps Oceana fight illegal fishing
USA Today; Jim Waymer; September 14, 2016 (mentions ORBCOMM)
STC, Intelsat to Provide Connectivity to Oil & Gas Market in Saudi Arabia
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 14, 2016
TrueNorth Intros Simphone Pro and Upgrade Program
AIN Online; Matt Thurber; September 15, 2016 (mentions Iridium)
Inmarsat Sponsorship for safety H.E.R.O
MarineLink; Joseph R. Fonesca; September 15, 2016
Intelsat General - New Headquarters, Next Generation Satellites, Same Dedication
Satellite PR News; September 15. 2016
Inmarsat is named Global Satellite Operator of the Year
Hellenic Shipping News; September 15, 2016
Iridium Waits for SpaceX
Aviation Week; Joseph C. Anesimo; September 16, 2016

Intelsat General: Satcom Frontier


Army Weighs Ring of CubeSats in Next Satellite Demonstration
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 9, 2016
Sky Group Buys Eutelsat 16A Capacity for Satellite Newsgathering in Europe
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 9, 2016
November’s Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s spaceport
GPS World; September 9, 2016
Globecast Renews SES 5 Capacity and Uplink Services for Africa
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 9, 2016
Internet of Things Boom Felt In Long Island, N.Y.
GovTech; Ken Schachter via Newsday; September 9, 2016
SES & Thales Avionics Look To Airline Cabin Connectivity
SatNews; September 12, 2016
Additional coverage: SpaceNews
KVH scores big with usage-based airtime plans for mini-VSAT
Seatrade-Maritime; Marcus Hand; September 12, 2016
BW, Seaspan and Smit Lamnalco upgrade VSAT
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 12, 2016
Advantech Wireless Announces New VSAT Transceiver-Router
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 12, 2016
Saving Lives by Letting Cars Talk to Each Other
Government Technology; September 12, 2016
MEC executive interview: SpeedCast CEO Pierre Jean Beylier
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 12, 2016
Thales, BEST partner on Beijing ATM upgrade
Air Traffic Management; September 13, 2016
Monitoring coastal ocean color with low-cost CubeSats
SPIE; Carl Schueler and Alan Holmes; September 13, 2016
Ligado Funds Federal Labs to Boost GPS Receiver Test Stance
Inside GNSS; September 13, 2016
Commercialising space: the final frontier
The Financial News Feed; Jonathan Jackson; September 13, 2016
Hughes and Airbus Defence and Space Expand Partnership For Resilient, Tactical Military Communications Solutions
PR Newswire; September 13, 2016
L-3 Subsidiary to Provide Logistics Support for Air Force’s Trainer Aircraft
ExecutiveBiz; Anna Forrester; September 13, 2016
Boeing to Build Communications Satellite for Global IP to Expand Broadband in Africa
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 13, 2016
KVH sees shift from ‘all you can eat’ to usage-based VSAT
Digital Ship; September 13, 2016
Harris CapRock's OnePath Is On The Right Path... Long Range Wireless Radio With Extras
Satnews; September 13, 2016
ISRO Selects Arianespace to Launch GSAT 11 Communications Satellite
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 13, 2016
Satellite cloud startup inks deal for space-based cryptocurrency platform
Ars Technica; Sean Gallagher; September 13, 2016

Vector Space Systems Wins $2.5 Million in NASA and DARPA Contracts
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; September 13, 2016
Maritime security and border control on the home front
Security News Desk; September 13, 2016
U.S., French export-credit agencies’ role in OneWeb remains questionable
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; September 14, 2016
$250 billion to supply and launch 1,450 satellites over 10 years
Space Daily; September 14, 2016
New long-range radio unveiled
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 14, 2016
SES Launches Global Maritime+ Solution to Deliver High-Speed Connectivity to Vessels Traversing Oceans
Business Wire; September 14, 2016
FAA Rebate Program for GA Aircraft Owners Who Equip with ADS-B to Begin Next Week
AviationPros; September 14, 2016
Lockheed Martin says first GPS 3 satellite delayed until December
SpaceNews; Mike Gruss; September 14, 2016
New GPS Satellite’s Delivery Slips Again Over Untested Component
Bloomberg Quint; Tony Capaccio; September 14, 2016
NovAtel introduces next-generation positioning technology
GPS World; September 14, 2016
Commercial crew companies emphasize safety over schedule
SpaceNews; Jeff Foust; September 14, 2016
NAV CANADA Reports August and Year-End Traffic Figures
Marketwired; September 15, 2016
Additional coverage: Reuters
What are the implications of satellite-guided digital rail networks?
European Railway Review; September 15, 2016
DARPA Announces 'Aerial Dragnet Program' To Track Small UAVs
Defense World; September 15, 2016
SES launches maritime VSAT service
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 15, 2016
Improving safety at sea
Health Canal; September 15, 2016
Hughes, Airbus Partner To Provide Tactical Military Communications Solutions
Defense World; September 15, 2016
Two Heavyweights In SATCOM Training Create Curriculum Compatibilities
SatNews; September 15, 2016
Army looks to tiny cameras for GPS backup
C4ISR Net; John Edwards; September 15, 2016
Major Commercial Fleets Committing to New KVH Broadband Airtime Plans
Satellite PR News; September 15, 2016
Rockwell Collins bringing next generation mission solutions to Air, Space & Cyber 2016
Your Communication News; September 16, 2016
Pentagon, NASA Mull New Policies to Deal With Orbital Debris
Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; September 16, 2016
SESAR and ESA sign agreement on air transport satellite communications
International Airport Review; September 16, 2016

11 - 13 October 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
MSUA members eligible for 30% discount.  Send email to receive discount code.  


The GVF Applied Innovation Conference | "Satcom Mobility -Getting Out of the Box”
Thursday October 13, 2016.  
Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm
In coordination with the 
Mobile Satellite Users Association, Satellite Industry Association, Society of Satellite Professionals International & Washington Space Business Roundtable 
Hosted by Intelsat:  7900 Tysons One Place, McLean, Virginia

18th annual Global MilSatCom
8-10 November 2016, London, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

9-10 November 2016
Javitz Convention Center * New York, New York

MSUA members eligible for a 20% discount.  Send email to receive discount code.

Workshops: February 6th
Conference: February 7th - 8th
MSUA members eligible for a 20% discount. Send email to receive discount code.

March 6 - 9, 2017
MSUA Forum: March 8

Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
Washington, D.C.

MSUA members and affiliates eligible for a 20% discount. Use Code: MSUASAT17. 

MSUA Satellite Executive Panel  | The State of the Energy Market Environment
Moderator: Frank August, MSUA Secretary
Panelists:  Joe Spytek, ITC Global CEO and Anthony Queenan, Marlink Vice President and xxx Speedcast CEO.  

Thursday, October 13 2016.  
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

MSUA Interview | "How Satellites are Changing Air Travel" Featuring Gogo (in collaboration with Intelsat )
Interviewer:  Catherine Melquist, MSUA President
Interviewee:  Gogo representative TBA
Thursday November 10, 2016.  
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm      
Javitz Convention Center
New York, New Yo

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