Mobile Satellite Users Association September 26, 2016
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President's Message             
Catherine A. Melquist

Today is the final day to submit speaking proposals for MSUA's Satellite 2017 Mobility Track scheduled for Wednesday, March 8.  The Mobility Track is a full day of speakers and panel presentations focusing on mobility market development and innovation. Proposals can be submitted to Mobility2017. MSUA will announce final programming for the Mobility Track in October.  Be sure to also mark your calendar for MSUA's annual Mobility Innovation Awards Program and Luncheon scheduled for March 8. Contest details will be announced soon.  Meanwhile, save on your SATELLITE 2017 registration fee by using the MSUA discount listed in the events section below.  

Now on to Mobility News!

Moving Forward.  Smarter Together.  

MTR100: Metocean Data Systems
Marine Technology News; September 16, 2016
Inmarsat Secures Series of Firm Fleet Xpress Contracts at Nor-Fishing
Captain; September 16, 2016
Inmarsat Enters Partnership to Market Cockpit Comms Services in China
GovConWire; Anna Forrester; September 16, 2016
Inmarsat's Tribute To A Real Hero With The First H.E.R.O. Award
SatNews; September 16, 2016
Could SpaceX’s Falcon 9  Really Launch Again by November?
Popular Science; Sarah Fecht; September 16, 2016
SITAONAIR FlightTracker to introduce weather-based alerting
Runway Girl Network; Chris Kjlegaard; September 17, 2016
Global Fishing Watch Selects ORBCOMM’s Satellite AIS Service for New Online Technology Platform
Business Wire; September 19, 2016
Cobham Awarded Contracts for F-35 Microelectronics
Mil-Tech; September 19, 2016
Inmarsat, Hughes and SpeedCast Become Skynet Partners
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 19, 2016
Additional coverage: SatNews
Fishing vessel owners turn to Fleet Xpress
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 19, 2016
Uncontrolled wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base continues to rage
Spaceflight Now; Justin Ray; September 20, 2016
Additional coverage: Spaceflight Insider
Iridium joined the African Telecommunications Union; September 20, 2016
Additional coverage: PressAfrik, Lactuacho, African News Hub
ORBCOMM’s Temperature Recorders and Cold Chain Monitoring Solutions for the European Market Receive GAMP 5 Certification
Yahoo! Finance; September 20, 2016
Cobham Wireless displays next-generation onboard repeater
Railway Gazette; September 20, 2016

ITC Global Secures Broadband Connectivity Contract For Rig Offshore Australia
EP Mag; September 16, 2016
Ken Peterman: ViaSat to Provide Wideband Anti-Jam Communications System to US Military
ExecutiveBiz; Dominique Stump; September 20, 2016

Do not put all your ships in one satellite network
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; September 20, 2016 

Florida Pilot Julie Wang Completes Record-Setting Solo Around-the-World Flight
KWWL; September 20, 2016
GEE focuses on marrying ops analytics with real-time aircraft data
Runway Girl Network; Seth Miller; September 20, 2016


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

Globalsat Group

ViaSat Awarded US Government Protected Satcom Demonstration Contract
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 20, 2016
New Airborne Technologies Promise to Better Link Planes and SatellitesThe Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; September 21, 2016
SpaceX failure leads to Aireon delay
IHS Airport 360; Ben Vogel; September 21, 2016
ORBCOMM Enhances Cold Chain Compliance Solution for European Refrigerated Transportation Market
Business Wire; September 21, 2016
Additional coverage: American Journal of Transportation
Cobham receives orders for F-35 microelectronics
UPI; Richard Tomkins; September 21, 2016
A Push For Satcom Global From Iridium
SatNews; September 21, 2016
Satellite tracking could prevent airliner disappearances, developers say
Reuters; Victoria Bryan; September 21, 2016
Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom as a Service to Support DoD Satcom Needs
GovConWire; Anna Forrester; September 21, 2016
Kymeta Partners With Tecom to Bring New Antennas to Aviation
Via Satellite; Woodrow Bellamy; September 21, 2016
Inmarsat launches search for its next generation of ‘space pioneers’
Tech City News; September 22, 2016
Intelsat: Thruster failure may reduce IS-33e’s operational life, but not by much
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; September 22, 2016
TIM and Intelsat in Epic satellite deal
Global Telecoms Business; September 22, 2016
Satcom Global appointed as official Iridium Push-to-Talk Partner
Space Daily; September 22, 2016 
Additional coverage: Webdigital
Inmarsat launches search for its next generation of ‘space pioneers’
SpaceRef; Inmarsat Press Room; September 22, 2016
TIM selects Intelsat Epic to boost connectivity
Capacity Media; James Pearce; September 22, 2016
New regulations drive telemedicine on board
TankerOperator; September 23, 2016 (mentions Marlink)
Satellite tracking for airliners may help prevent disappearances
Engadget; Billy Steele; September 22, 2016 
European Aviation Network installs first LTE antennas in UK
Telecompaper; September 22, 2016 (mentions Inmarsat)

Intelsat Wins HTS Contract from TIM Brasil
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 20, 2016


Intelsat General: Satcom Frontier


Satellite Manufacturers Bet on Software to Redefine Production
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 16, 2016
How Space Junk and the Sun Can Affect Technology on Earth
Electronics 360; Nicolette Emmino; September 16, 2016
FAA Poised to Take On Role as Traffic Cop for Space
The Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; September 18, 2016
Newtec’s Mx-DMA® Wins Ground Segment Technology Award At VSAT Global
Space Ref; September 19, 2016
Marines lock-in new satellite system for quicker communication
DVIDS; September 19, 2016
X2nSat Offering Healthcare Communications Products
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 19, 2016
Spain Taps Indra to Build Space Radar System
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 19, 2016
SpeedCast launches SpeedMail+, a maritime email solution
Hellenic Shipping News; September 20, 2016
Additional coverage: SatNews
Fixed-wing drone rises like a chopper and levels out when it's time to fly
New Atlas; Nick Lavars; September 20, 2016
ULA competes with SpaceX for GPS satellite launch
Florida Today; James Dean; September 20, 2016
Boeing Open to Partnerships on LEO Broadband Constellation
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 20, 2016

Honeywell UOP Introduces IIoT Offering To Improve Plant Performance
Yahoo! Finance; September 20, 2016
L-3 Communications Secures $163M Navy Contract for T-45
Yahoo! Finance; September 20, 2016
RigNet wins multi-vessel contract with an international energy service company
GlobeNewswire; September 20, 2016
Hyten tells Senate DoD needs to focus on space control, battle management system
SpaceNews; Mike Gruss; September 20, 2016
Harris CapRock Adds Long Range Wireless Radio to Product Portfolio
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 20, 2016
Time for the U.S. military to let go of the civil space situational awareness mission
SpaceNews; Brian Weeden; September 20, 2016
AFA 2016: Rockwell Collins readies Wideband HF technology for satellite denied environments
IHS Jane’s 360; Geoff Fein; September 21, 2016
Rockwell Authorized For Satellite Services In Brazil
Aviation Week; William Garvey, Jessica A. Salerno and Molly McMillin; September 21, 2016
Maritime & Satellite Industries Coordinate Cyber-Security Strategies
SatNews; September 21, 2016
Commercial geospatial imaging companies: UAVs are sideshows, satellites the main event
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; September 21, 2016
LeoLabs to build space-tracking radar at Texas spaceport
SpaceNews; Debra Werner; September 21, 2016
Boeing-Lockheed venture raises SpaceX explosion in fight over Pentagon contract
The Washington Post; Christian Davenport; September 21, 2016
Space And Missile Systems Center Enlists Lockheed Martin For Delivery Of Two More GPS III Sats
SatNews; September 21, 2016
Additional Coverage: SpaceNews


SpeedCast Releases Maritime Email Solution with GTMaritime
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 21, 2016
Federal Aviation Administration may soon track traffic in space
Bloomberg Government; Robert Levinson; September 21, 2016; September 21, 2016
Flightradar24 gears up for a new wave of flight tracking
Runway Girl Network; Jason Rabinowitz; September 21, 2016
LeoLabs to build space-tracking radar at Texas spaceport
SpaceNews; Debra Werner; September 21, 2016
Satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for New Zealand
eTurbo News; September 22, 2016
Reports: ULA Submits Proposal for 3rd Air Force GPS III Satellite Launch Contract
Executive Biz; Jane Edwards; September 22, 2016
SpaceX: Upcoming Missions, Announcements and Everything You Need to Know
I4U News; Sumayah Aamir; September 22, 2016 
US Air Force Taps Lockheed Martin for Two Additional GPS 3 Satellites
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 22, 2016
Honeywell launches industrial internet of things service to ‘improve planet performance’
Robotics & Automation News; David Edwards; September 22, 2016
SES announces civil-military aerostat product for intel, surveillance, reconnaissance
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; September 22, 2016
Four cruise newbuilds to have Wartsila Nacos Platinum systems
Marine Log; September 22, 2016
Syntony Awarded OneWeb Contract
Inside GNSS; September 22, 2016
ULA Points to SpaceX’s Recent Launch Woes As The Reason Why It Should Win Contract
DigitalTrends; Ed Oswald; September 22, 2016
GEE and Avianca Brazil Pick Up the Pace in Race to Get Connected in Latin America; Howard Slutsken; September 22, 2016 
Trouble on the horizon for satellite industry
Financial Times; Nic Fildes; September 22, 2016 
Spaceport board names new CEO
Las Cruces Sun-News; Steve Ramirez; September 22, 2016
Additional coverage: SpaceRef
SMC exercises contract options to procure two additional GPS III satellites
USAF; September 22, 2016
Additional coverage: Airforce-Technology
AsiaSat’s 4K-Sat Channel to Broadcast XTreme Video
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 22, 2016
EchoStar Prepares for Q4 Satellite Launch, Makes OTT Investment
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; September 22, 2016
NovAtel Announces IMUs, Family of GNSS Antennas
InsideGNSS; September 22, 2016
Honeywell Introduces the Industrial Internet of Things Technologies to Russia
Oil & Gas Eurasia; September 23, 2016
Open Source Smallsat Makes Headway for December Launch
Satnews; September 23, 2016
UPS Tests Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies
FORTUNE; September 23, 2016
Isro will launch eight satellites in two different orbits on Monday
IANS; September 23, 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, P.J. Beylier, Speedcast CEO and Anthony Queenan, Marlink Vice President.   
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
 Anand Chari, EVP & CTO at Gogo 
Thursday November 10, 2016.  
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm      
Javitz Convention Center
New York, New York

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