Mobile Satellite Users Association October 17, 2016
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President's Message 
Catherine A. Melquist
MSUA President 
New MSUA Website.  Top of last week's MSUA news was the launch of our new web site,  Check out our new easy to navigate resource for mobility conference and member information plus a library of past editions of Mobility News and more! As mentioned, the site will be further developed in the months ahead with the goal of becoming a "go-to" source for mobility market development information and resources. 

MSUA Social Media.  Also launched last week, MSUA Retweet, a new social media program whereby MSUA will retweet MSUA member tweets to amplify the voice and thought leadership of our members on mobility market development and innovation issues. MSUA Retweet is sponsored by Sage Communications, an integrated PR and marketing agency specializing in developing outreach strategies for technology companies including those in satellite and aerospace.    

Oilcomm Lessons.  To kick-off our recap of information learned at last week's Oilcomm conference, MSUA industry partner Euroconsult  offers a tangentially related Satellite-Based Earth Observation report which includes a comprehensive industry analysis and forecast for the growing EO sector including a breakdown of application sectors such as oil and gas within each region.  For more information, click here and for a preview, see the infographic below.  This and other Euroconsult reports are available to MSUA members for at a discounted rate.  Email to receive MSUA's discounted ordering code.  

Next week MSUA will have a complete recap of Oilcomm's CEO panel discussion on The State of the Energy Industry featuring leaders from MSUA member companies, ITC Global, Marlink and Speedcast.  
Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  

ITC Global Releases Updated Crew Welfare Product
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 12, 2016

Cobham Aviation secures Blackham Resources FIFO contract
CH Aviation; October 7, 2016
IntelSat 36 satellite in operation this week
ITWeb Africa; October 7, 2016
Analysts paying close attention to JetBlue’s next IFC move
Runway Girl Network; Seth Miller; October 7, 2016
Top 5 Vendors in the Mobile Satellite Services Market from 2016 to 2020: Technavio
BusinessWire; October 7, 2016
Satellite tracking could prevent flights from vanishing
China Daily Online; October 8, 2016 
Who’s afraid of Via-Sat3? Some Asian operators say it won’t work there
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; October 12, 2016
Marlink to empower Global Xpress
Hellenic Shipping News; October 12, 2016

Cobham supports Full Service Date achievement for RAF Voyager
ADS Advance; October 14, 2016
In-Flight Internet Plans for India Left Up in the Air
Bloomberg; Anurag Kotoky; October 14, 2016

SpeedCast Creates Joint Venture in Ghana
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 12, 2016
Additional coverage: iTWire
A Busy Month For WHOI's Hurricane Scientists
The Falmouth Enterprise; Andrea F. Carter; October 13, 2016
BRIEF - Speedcast international says Australian Border Force select SDA for Satellite Management System
Reuters; October 13, 2016
Marlink Achieves full Inmarsat Global Xpress Readiness
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; October 13, 2016
Kymeta Takes a Step Closer to Production With Successful Live Flat-Panel Satellite Demonstration
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; October 13, 2016
Air New Zealand may offer Wi-Fi from 2017
Air Transport World’ Kurt Hofmann; October 13, 2016
Solar Powered USV Headed Toward New Zealand
Energy Matters; October 14, 2016
MetOcean, JouBeh Merge to Form metOcean telematics
Marine Technology News; Eric Haun; October 14, 2016

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Rocket launch delays just a fact of life for space industry
Pacific Coast Business Times; Philip Joens; October 7, 2016                                                      
Hitachi Goes Where Others Can't ...Provides Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situations Mobile Communications Vehicle
SatNews; October 7, 2016 (mentions Iridium)

Canadian Government Reaches Out to MDA for Maritime Surveillance
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 7, 2016
Globecomm Appoints Anthony Sellers to lead IoT Group
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 7, 2016
Shotwell says SpaceX “homing in” on cause of Falcon 9 pad explosion
SpaceNews; Jeff Foust; October 10, 2016
Russia tests sat jamming
The Register UK; October 10, 2016 
Mega-constellations and mega-debris
The Space Review; Jeff Foust; October 10, 2016 
China to launch pioneering pulsar navigation satellite in November
gbtimes; Andrew Jones; October 10, 2016
Intermodal Europe 2016 in Rotterdam to focus on new digital technology for maritime industry
PortNews; October 10, 2016
SpaceX still expects to resume launches by the end of the year
SpaceFlight Now; Stephen Clark; October 11,2016
Additional coverage: iTech Post
Telecommunications order for Maersk offshore assets
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; October 11, 2016
Maritime Satellite Communication Market to Reach $4.41 billion with 10.1% CAGR Forecast to 2022
EIN News; October 11, 2016 
Terra Bella and Spaceflight Industries Sign Agreement for Falcon 9 Launch for Small Imaging Satellites
BusinessWire; Spaceflight Industries Press Room; October 11, 2016 
Global Eagle Entertainment Renews Satellite Contract with SeaBird Exploration Fleet
EconoTimes; October 11, 2016
Satellite broadband filling Pakistan’s mobile coverage gaps
Daily Times; Abrar Hamza; October 11, 2016
CopaSat Wins Multiyear Order to Supply Managed Satellite Service for U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Healy & Polar Star
Digital Journal; October 11, 2016
SpaceX to Launch Terra Bella Satellites Through Spaceflight Industries
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 12, 2016

Airbus Becomes First OEM to Install Suite of Satcom Direct Router (SDR), SD WiFi Hubs and GlobalVT
The Intelligencer; October 12, 2016
21-Year-Old Lockheed Martin Satellite Providing Connectivity for Antarctic Researchers
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; October 12, 2016
Jackson Labs enters GNSS simulation market with the CLAW
GPS World; October 12, 2016
Will safety service ever transmit over cabin connectivity pipes?
Runway Girl Network; Mary Kirby; October 12, 2016
New broadband network for the US Gulf
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; October 12, 2016
Harmonic Enlisted for DoD Satellite Connectivity System
Government Video; Cameron Vigliano; October 12, 2016
White House puts $50M in small satellites, signs order to mitigate space-weather events
TechCrunch; Darrell Etherington; October 13, 2016
Global Satellite M2M Connections and Services Market 2016-2020
Benzinga; October 13, 2016
Top 6 automation vendors in oil and gas
Today’s Energy Solutions; October 13, 2016

TSF deploys emergency satellite phones in Haiti
Telecompaper; October 13, 2016
Raytheon, US Air Force complete test milestone for next-generation GPS controls
SpaceRef; October 13, 2016
No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation
Science Daily; October 13, 2016
New Army satellite network gives paratroopers intel in-flight
Defense Systems; October 13, 2016
Godwana International Networks Launches Africa-Based Satellite Solution
Via Satellite; Veronica Magan; October 13, 2016
New navigation system uses Wi-Fi signals instead of GPS
The Economic Times; October 14, 2016
General Dynamics Mission Systems Supports USCG Rescue Structure
SatNews; October 14, 2016

Orbital ATK, Airbus to Build Eutelsat Satellite to Service Europe, North Africa
GovConWire; Anna Forrester; October 12, 2016


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.  Use registration code EPO8. 

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

MSUA Mobilty Forum Panels tba mid-October

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