Mobile Satellite Users Association January 9, 2017
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MSUA is offering complimentary tickets to the 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards Luncheon for companies that become new MSUA members from now until 31 January 2017. 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!
Submissions are rolling in for this year's Annual Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards.  To apply, email a one-page description to detailing your innovation along with information evidencing how your innovation is contributing to the development of one of the following satellite mobility markets -- government, maritime, land, aero and IOT.  You must be an MSUA member to apply.  Tickets for MSUA's Award Luncheon can be purchased at the same time you register for SATELLITE 2017.  

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Current Gov’t Satcom Procurement Model Not Fit for Complex Acquisition Demand
GovConWire; Dominique Stump; December 30, 2016
SpaceX Launches Set to Resume In January
The Wall Street Journal; Andy Pasztor; January 2, 2017
How Va. adventurer’s phone helped claim world-record climbs in Nepal
WTOP; Neal Augenstein; January 2, 2017
Ericsson, SpeedCast International announce global partnership
CNME; Jeevan Thankappan; January 2, 2017
SpeedCast signs backhaul deal with Roshan
Global Telecoms Business Times; January 3, 2017
SpeedCast International Closes CapRock Communications Business Buy
GovConWire; Ramona Adams; January 3, 2017
Exclusive: Va.-based Iridium preps for SpaceX launch, satellite swap in orbit
WTOP; Neal Augenstein; January 4, 2017
Inmarsat seeks GMDSS recognition for FleetBroadband
Marine Electronics & Communications; Aline De Bievre; January 4, 2017

Inmarsat and Arianespace Launch S-band Satellite for European Aviation Network
IoT Evolution; Chrissey Cluney; January 3, 2017

Cobham Electronics Launch Aboard NASA CYGNSS
Military Technologies; January 5, 2016
The Diverse World of Remote Monitoring... A Rock Seven Perspective
SatNews; January 5, 2017
SpaceX Completes Anomaly Investigation, Announces Jan. 8 Return to Flight
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; January 5, 2017
NASA small satellites launch using hi-rel Cobham microprocessors
Military Embedded Systems; Lisa Daigle; January 5, 2017
SpaceX Jan. 8 Rocket Launch Puts Iridium’s Future Up in the Air
Bloomberg; Olga Kharif; January 6, 2017 
Inmarsat, ESA Complete First Test Flights For Air Traffic Modernization Project
Intelligent Aerospace; January 6, 2017

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


Will ADS-B Transponders herald the next era for drones?
The Digital Circuit; Scott Simmie; December 30, 2016
U.S. Army taps DataPath as new lead contractor for military satcom support
SpaceNews; Phillip Swarts; January 1, 2017
Debris Destruction is the Plan
Satnews Daily; January 2, 2017
Boeing, SpaceX, OneWeb Seek to Provide Broadband Access Via Satellite Constellations
ExecutiveBiz; Jane Edwards; January 3, 2017
Greater location accuracy for smart-city push
Straits Times; Janice Heng; January 3, 2017
HUBER+SUHNER help provide accurate satellite navigation as EU project Galileo goes live
Telecom Engine; January 3, 2017
ESCAPE with autonomous driving and the GSA
GPS World; January 3, 2017
Tarbit invests in tanker safety
Marine Electronics and Communications; Martyn Wingrove; January 3, 2017
Irdeto, Tata Elxsi Partner to Secure Connected Car Displays
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; January 3, 2017
US Army Mills Satellite Comms for First Responders; Mark Henderson Comments
ExecutiveGov; Jay Clemens; January 3, 2017
Beyond Ka: Supporting Future Telecommunications
Via Satellite; Helen Jameson; January 4, 2017

US Army's Field Services Contract Bagged By DataPath
SatNews; January 4, 2017
New Partnership Seeks to Offer Everything a Connected Aircraft Needs
Avionics Magazine; Woodrow Bellamy III; January 3, 2017 
HUBER+SUHNER help provide accurate satellite navigation as EU project Galileo goes live
Telecom Engine; January 3, 2017
ESCAPE with autonomous driving and the GSA
GPS World; January 3, 2017
Army networks its command-and-control systems
Defense Systems; Kris Osborn; January 3, 2017
Irdeto, Tata Elxsi Partner to Secure Connected Car Displays
Via Satellite; Juliet Van Wagenen; January 3, 2017
Yahsat Seeks to Expand Y1B Satellite Broadband Services Via Hughes-Built VSAT Platform
ExecutiveBiz; Jane Edwards; January 5, 2017
Rockwell Collins (COL) Buys UK-based Pulse.Aero Limited
Yahoo! Finance; January 5, 2017
UAE Has World's Safest Airlines
AviationPros; January 5, 2017
Nissan is using Mars Rover tech from NASA to control autonomous car fleets
The Verge; Jordan Golson; January 5, 2017

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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