Mobile Satellite Users Association December 26, 2016
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MSUA is offering complimentary tickets to the 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon for companies that become new MSUA members between now until 31 December 2016. Two tickets ($150 value) will be given to each new corporate member and one ($75 value) for each new small business member.  Click join for new membership information!

From emergency rescue to in-flight wi-fi, how Inmarsat is disrupting itself
Management Today; December 16, 2016
Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Hughes’ Rick Lober Speakers at SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop
GovConWire; Dominique Stump; December 16, 2016
Marlink Is Smooth Sailing With NSC-Group...VSAT-Based Maritime Broadband
SatNews; December 17, 2016
Smart unveils satellite-based solutions for business continuity
Business Mirror; December 19, 2016
Air Methods Upgrades with Honeywell Sky Tracker III
Air Traffic Management; Mark Thurber; December 19, 2016
A Beacon Suitable for Tracking Santa’s Sleigh?
Hackaday; Anool Mahidharia; December 19, 2016
Thuraya Helps Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon Get Back to School
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 19, 2016
Thuraya confirms connectivity for Kenyan elections
Telecompaper; December 19, 2016
Why Shares of Globalstar Inc. Rocketed Higher Today
The Motley Fool; Timothy Green; December 19, 2016
ViaSat, Boeing Complete Preliminary Design Review for ViaSat 3 Satellites
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 19, 2016
Hughes Readies for NextGen Satellite Internet with EchoStar 19 Launch
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 19, 2016
SoftBank's $1 Billion Bet on Satellite Internet Feels Like Twilight Zone Episode
Fortune; Adam Lashinsky; December 20, 2016 
Norwegian eyeing Siberian Corridor benefits
Air Traffic Management; December 20, 2016
Iris Precursor completes first trial phase
Air Traffic Management; December 20, 2016
Inmarsat Signs Deal with Air New Zealand
IoT Evolution World; Chrissey Cluney; December 20, 2016
Boeing Has Designs On ViaSat... Two Sats Pass PDR Muster
SatNews; December 20, 2016
Hughes bags Rs 45 cr satellite broadband deal from ONGC
CNBC Money Control; December 20, 2016

ESA and Inmarsat deploy real-time “4D” air traffic control system
Ars Technica; Tom Mendelsohn; December 21, 2016

One Year Ago Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 Made Human History
Inverse; Mike Brown; December 21, 2016
exactEarth Signs Contract to Provide Indian Navy with AIS Data Services and Looks Forward to 2017
SpaceRef; Marc Boucher; December 21, 2016
SpeedCast International Limited Meets the Yachting Season’s Rising Demand for Capacity
ABN Newswire; December 21, 2016      
Speedcast launches ‘speedmail business unlimited’
WhaTech; Samantha Sharp; December 21, 2016
Purdue University: Space-Based ADS-B Can Have Big Environmental Benefits
Aviation Today; Juliet Van Wagenen; December 21, 2016
Globecomm Supports Asia Broadcaster in Broadcast Facility Expansion
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 21, 2016
Smugglers recovering migrant boats more easily
Business Insider; December 22, 2016 
The Verge; Loren Grush; December 22, 2016
Companies developing solutions for improved flight tracking
Travel Weekly; Robert Silk; December 22, 2016
Journalists factor in dynamic GX government connectivity offering
Runway Girl Network; Paul E. Eden; December 22, 2016
Purdue analyzes environmental impacts of space-based ADS-B
Space Daily; December 23, 2016
U.S., Europe to Work on Enhanced Satellite Navigation for Aircraft
The Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; December 22, 2016
Inmarsat’s Global Xpress solution wins 2016 Homeland Security Award from Government Security News
Yahoo! Finance; Inmarsat Press Room; December 22, 2016
Inmarsat’s Project is a Precursor to Improving European Air Traffic Management
Satnews Daily; December 23, 2016
Eurowings first low-cost carrier to offer Inmarsat GX Aviation
GetConnected; December 23, 2016
Afghanistan’s Roshan Receives Cellular Backhauling Support From SpeedCast
Satnews Daily; December 23, 2016

IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM - top read articles in last week's edition:
MSUA MEMBER BLOGS - click for the latest thought leadership:


Space Junk Solution? Japan Would Use a Tether to Nab Debris & Destroy It; Calla Cofield; December 16, 2016
Sea IT expands Alba Tankers contract
Tanker Operator; December 16, 2016
ELSE CEO: 2017 Big Year for Planned 64-Satellite Constellation
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; December 16, 2016
BAE begins trials of unmanned aircraft technologies in UK
Airforce-technology; December 16, 2016
Bentley Walker to Provide Echostar’s MSS for Voice and Data
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; December 16, 2016
European Partners, Sesar JU Complete Navigation Projects
AIN Online; Bill Carey; December 16, 2016
The Next-Generation Rockets That Japan Could Use To Protect Itself
Forbes; Saadia M. Pekkanen; December 17, 2016
Satellite navigation network eyes more civilian roles
China Daily; Ouyang Shijia; December 17, 2016
Commercial Aviation Technologies Continue To Evolve In 2017
Aviation Week; Graham Warwick; December 19, 2016 
Japan’s SoftBank Invests $1 Billion in Satellite Startup OneWeb
The Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor, Alexander Martin & Rolfe Winkler; December 19, 2016
Fuguro’s G4 Satellite Correction Service Optimises Latest Galileo Launch
Scandoil; December 19, 2016
Chinese Ground Station In Sweden Open For SatBusiness
SatNews; December 19, 2016
NBAA Welcomes Final Rule on Revised Part 23 Certification Standards
AviationPros; December 15, 2016
NASA tech could track firefighters where GPS can’t reach
TechCrunch; Devin Coldeway; December 19, 2016
Marines to get upgraded smartphones for close-air support
C4ISRNet; Mark Pomerleau; December 19, 2016
NASA to Test Parachute-Like Exo-Brake Tech to Return Stuff from Space; Samantha Mathewson; December 19, 2016
Vehicle Telematics: New age automation to deliver complete road & vehicle safety
Dataquest; December 20, 2016
OTT and the Threat to Satellite in MENA
Via Satellite; Mark Holmes; December 20, 2016
DataPath® Becomes Leading Provider of Satellite Communications Field Services to U.S. Army
PR Newswire; December 20, 2016
New defense signals offered, new defense editor sought
GPS World; Alan Cameron; December 20, 2016
Sigma Labs Wins Phase III DARPA Contract with Honeywell
EconoTimes; December 21, 2016
Forward thinking: Flat panels will be challenged in a marine environment
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; December 21, 2016
NSSLGlobal acquires IPTV specialist SnapTV
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; December 21, 2016

Smallsat Tracking Training Tops KSF Space Assistance Plans
SatNews; December 21, 2016
Sources: Russia tests anti-satellite weapon
CNN; Jim Sciutto, Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr; December 21, 2016
Lockheed Martin Completes GOES-S Assembly
Aviation Week; December 21, 2016
Relationship Expansion 'Tween Telesat & OmniAccess For Maritime Ministrations
SatNews; December 21, 2016
US Military Seeks Upgraded Satellite Communications With $37Mln Contract
Sputnik News; December 21, 2016
Sesar Technology Demonstration Program Deemed a Success
AIN Online; Curt Epstein; December 21, 2016
Partnership Seeks To Smooth Maintenance Data Flow
Aviation Week; John Croft; December 21, 2016
Vroon extends vessel contract with KVH
Maritime Journal; December 21, 2016
Virtues Of VSAT Video From Advantech Wireless
SatNews; December 22, 2016
Op-ed | DARPA, NASA seek industry help setting satellite-servicing standards
SpaceNews; Pam Melroy and Dave Newman; December 21, 2016
Boeing to Build Next Spacecom Satellite for $161 Million
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 21, 2016
Plane-to-Plane Network Could Blanket Skies With Wi-Fi
Seeker; Eric Niler; December 21, 2016
DataPath Becomes US Army Primer Provider of Satcom Field Services
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 21, 2016
China launches carbon-tracking satellite into space: Xinhua
Reuters; December 21, 2016
Bridenstine Says Satellite Industry Needs to Do More
Via Satellite; Mark Holmes; December 22, 2016
RedPort and SMSGlobal Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement
PR Web; December 22, 2016
Raytheon Company Wins Satellite Communications Contract
CSZ News; December 22, 2016
Defense Information System Agency/defense Information Technology Contracting Organization Awards Flight Services Contract to Rockwell Collins
Aerospace and Defense News; December 22, 2016
HUBER+SUHNER Help Provide Accurate Satellite Navigation as EU Project Galileo Goes Live; December 22, 2016
DataParth Launches Ultra-Portable Series of Terminals
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; December 22, 2016
Accident highlights risk of not using bridge electronics effectively
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; December 23, 2016
A Frost & Sullivan IoT Forecase Forum ReportLinker
Satnews Daily; December 23, 2016
Satellite hub to bridge rural-urban divide launched
BusinessGhana; December 23, 2016

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

March 6 - 9, 2017
MSUA Forum: March 8

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

Register for MSUA's Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon at the same time you register for the SATELLITE 2017 conference by clicking here and use code MSUASAT17. for a 20% discount on conference fees.

Mobility Forum Panels

This year's SATELLITE 2017 Mobility Forum taking place March 8 will be comprised of the following discussion topics:  
*   LEO and MEO Focus: Critical New Developments for Low Earth and Medium Earth-Orbit Services  

*   In-Flight Connectivity Focus: Service Providers and Airlines - Who Picks up the Tab? 

*   Maritime Focus: Which Technologies will Lead the Way in the New Mobile Maritime Era?  
*   Internet-of-Things Focus: Where Does the Satellite Piece Fit in the Puzzle? 

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