Mobile Satellite Users Association August 8, 2016
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President's Message
Catherine A. Melquist
President, MSUA

In July, MSUA industry partner, Euroconsult, issued a new report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, which presents various factors that will drive/inhibit growth in demand -- including -- for small satellites over the next 10 years. The report considers satellites by four mass categories, six regions, five satellite applications -- including mobility communications -- and five manufacturer typologies.

According to Euroconsult,  We are on the cusp of a major revolution for the space sector and overall space ecosystem, as more than 3,600 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a significant increase from the previous decade. The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76% increase over that of 2006-2015. This rate of growth is unprecedented for the space sector and will bring about fundamental changes as both new and established industry players attempt to increase their capabilities in order to gain market share.

As our industry partner, Euroconsult is offering this report to MSUA members at a discounted rate.  MSUA members can received information about the discounted rate and ordering code by emailing  To order the report, click here


Thank you and on to Mobility News!

Moving forward. Smarter together.  


Inmarsat partner Lufthansa Technik certified to install GX Aviation on long-haul Airbus A340 aircraft
Space Daily; July 29, 2016
Intelsat Adds HTS Features to Future Widebeam Satellites
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; July 29, 2016
Field Aviation Delivers Three Challengers to Cobham Aviation
Aviation Week; Molly McMillin; August 1, 2016
Marlink, Telemar to Hold One Third of Marine Satcom Market
The Maritime Executive; August 1, 2016
Myanmar Signs Deal to Explore Deploying Space-Based ADS-B
Aero News Network; August 2, 2016
Iridium aims to win big in a small niche
Runway Girl Network; Seth Miller; August 2, 2016
Battle for world domination of maritime satcoms
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; August 2, 2016
Must Have Charter Electronics
Cruising World; David Schmidt; August 2, 2016
LuxSpace, Orbcomm Receive European AIS Contract
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; August 2, 2016
Inmarsat, citing SpaceX delays, to miss European deadline for aeronautical broadband service
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; August 3, 2016


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

Globalsat Group
Intelsat General: Satcom Frontier


Navy Picks Cobham, EDO, Teledyne For Airborne Jammer Parts Replacement IDIQ
GovConWire; Romona Adams; August 3, 2016

First two Iridium Next satellites shipped to Vandenberg
Spaceflight Now; Stephen Clark; August 3, 2016
Additional coverage: ExecutiveBiz
Inmarsat, citing SpaceX delays, to miss European deadline for aeronautical broadband service
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; August 3, 2016

Inmarsat says mobile focus better suited to global satellite price downturn
SpaceNews; Peter B. de Selding; August 4, 2016
Inmarsat Government Awarded U.S. Navy Satellite Services Contract
Business Wire; August 4, 2016
Navarino commits over 1,200 vessels onto new Fleet Xpress service
SpaceRef; August 4, 2016
Inmarsat to invest up to US$1.8 billion
Marine Electronics & Communications; Martyn Wingrove; August 4, 2016
Orbcomm lands trailer tracking contract from Barnes Transportation
Commercial Carrier Journal; Aaron Huff; August 4, 2016
Marlink Looks to New Services to Cater to Maritime Demand
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; August 4, 2016
Aerospace firm Cobham signs new Shropshire helicopter training deal
Shropshire Star; August 5, 2016




Higher demand for broadband means more satellites in orbit
Chicago Daily Herald; Christian Davenport; July 30, 2016
Honeywell to Provide Process Automation and Safety Systems for New Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Canada
PR Newswire; Honeywell Press Room; August 1, 2016
Additional coverage: Reuters
MDA Corp. says more HTS satellites coming; pursues repositioning as U.S. entity
Space News; Peter B. de Selding; August 1, 2016
MMA Offshore deploys VSAT on support ships
Marine Electronics & Communications; August 2, 2016
Trimble Takes AXIO-NET
Satnews Daily; August 2, 2016
Honeywell's 'flying technology lab' arrives in Dubai
Trade Arabia; August 2, 2016
U.S. Navy narrows MUOS-5 problem to orbit raising propulsion system
SpaceNews; Mike Gruss; August 2, 2016
FAA Seeks New Tools to Track Spacecraft
Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; August 2, 2016
AST Aggrandizes The Offshore Reach Of GSM
SatNews; August 2, 2016
Wi-Fi in Indian skies still remains a pipe dream, here's why
The Economic Times; August 3, 2016
Russia's solar-powered satellite monitors the Arctic
Russia Beyond The Headlines; August 3, 2016
US military satellite meant to provide communications over Middle East fails to reach orbit
RT; August 3, 2016


FAA awards STC approval to install Butler National ADS-B on several Learjet aircraft; August 4, 2016
Australia’s February 2017 ADS-B mandate for satellite technology equipage is approaching fast
Air Traffic Management; August 4, 2016
Connectivity in the field
Engineer Live; Paul Boughton; August 4, 2016
Honeywell launches natural gas measurement portfolio
Energy Global; August 4, 2016
US Air Force releases GPS III-3 launch services RFP
GPS World; Tracy Cozzens; August 4, 2016
Spoofing GPS is surprisingly easy; detecting it is surprisingly hard
Boing Boing; August 4, 2016
Antenna Company Launches SuperShape® Antenna Technology for Greatly Improved Wi-Fi, GPS and Cellular Performance; August 4, 2016
First Capacity Customer Acquired For The Latest Thaicom Satellite
SatNews; August 4, 2016
Surrey Expands LEO Product Line
Via Satellite; Caleb Henry; August 4, 2016
Celliboost Gets A Boost As A Start Up That Has Taken Off... Mobile Broadband Coverage In Rugged Terrain
SatNews; August 5, 2016
VNPT launches mobile satellite services "VinaPhone-S"; August 5, 2016


MOBILE MILSATCOM 2016  - just added!
30 August - 1 September 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
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