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Mobile Satellite Users Association December 21,  2020
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MSUA FEATURED NEWS
MOBILE SATELLITE FEATURES

SES, Pivotel to Build New Ground Station in Australia
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; December 14, 2020

SES vs Intelsat C-band claim gets specific
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; December 7, 2020
 
Orbcomm introduces new satellite as an accessory for asset tracking and monitoring devices
Satellite Evolution Group; December 8, 2020

Streamlined Orbcomm is gearing up for IoT and M2M expansion
Connectivity Business; December 17, 2020
 
Speedcast launches next-generation IoT platform
Satellite Evolution Group; December 9, 2020
 
Intelsat’s bosses to share up to $22m in bonuses
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; December 10, 2020
 
Inmarsat raises start-ups to Certified Application Provider status to fast-track decarbonisation innovation in maritime market
Talk Satellite; December 17, 2020
 
Inmarsat’s Most Powerful Satellite to Date Enters Service
gCaptain, Mike Schuler; December 10, 2020
 
Inmarsat certifies application provider start-ups to fast-track decarbonisation in maritime market
Satellite Evolution Group; December 18, 2020

Pop-Up UTM successfully demonstrated by Altitude Angel, Inmarsat and A-techSYN
sUAS  News; December 16, 2020
 
Intellian to deliver OneWeb user terminals for 2021
SatellitePro ME.com; December 14, 2020
 
Satellite Operator Round-Up for the Week of Dec. 7
Via Satellite,  Mark Holmes; December 11, 2020

Satellite Firm AST Is Going Public in Blank-Check Deal
Bloomberg, Crystal Tse; December 15, 2020
 
Africa to benefit as AST, Vodafone launch plans for space-based metwork
African News Agency;  December 18, 2020
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Iridium's GMDSS Service Goes Live
MarineLink;  December 15, 2020
 

Digging deep with Intelsat on the future of in-flight connectivity
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller ‘ December 17, 2020
 
Wi-Fi signal, no matter what: Redmond using new tech to ensure connectivity in disasters
KIRO 7 TV; December 17, 2020

Orbcomm Wins IDIQ Contract For Army Assets Tracking Program
Satnews; December 11, 2020
 
ORBCOMM Named to Food Logistics 2020 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers
Global Banking & Finance Review; December 17, 2020


JANUARY 2021 MSUA MEMBER MEETING
Join us Thursday, January 14 at 11am East.
 

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AGENDA
  • Announcing MSUA Board of Directors 2021
  • Member Directory & Partnership Guide
  • Member Benefits 2021
  • The Pulse
  • MSUA Website Updates
  • Executive Spotlights
  • Mobile Satellite Innovation Awards 2021
NEW MSUA MEMBERS BENEFITS
DECEMBER MSUA MEMBER CALL REPLAY

Did you miss MSUA's December meeting? View the replay now:
  • Satellite industry market updates
  • Pricing study update
  • Maritime study opportunity
  • New research discounts from Euroconsult
  • New MSUA member benefits for 2021
View the replay now:  https://youtu.be/Z6qdEDxFU9I 



 
GET ACCESS TO MSUA MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFITS
  • MSUA’s Annual Mobility Innovation Awards
  • Featured Member Company News
  • Members-only Discounts on Industry Research Reports
  • Discounted Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Promote Your Solutions to the Member Community
  • Executive Interviews Highlighting Your Leadership
  • Mobility Conference Panels
  • Mobility Programming, User Outreach and other Committees
  • MSUA Mobility News
  • Mobility Market Development
  • Strategic Content Partnerships
  • MSUA Members-only Event Registration Discounts
QUESTIONS? EMAIL MEMBERSHIP@MSUA.ORG
New!  Mobility News Section
Podcasts and Webinars

 
 



SIGN UP TO ATTEND NEXT GEN PUBLIC SAFETY
MSUA's Board Member and Secretary, Frank August leads an informative session on Next Gen Public Safety with our panelist David Blankinship, Public Safety Network

Get an insider's look at what the future holds for Public Safety and role the mobile satellite industry will play in keeping our most critical resources connected when they need it the most.
 

Thank you to our session sponsor Blue Sky Network!


NOW ON DEMAND - THE AUTONOMOUS EDGE JAM SESSION

What is the Autonomous Edge? What does it mean to the future of mobile satellite? Join our expert panel to learn what you need to know.

 

Thank you to our session sponsor Isotropic Networks!
 
 
 

 

MSUA is a proud sponsor of SmallSat Symposium 2021


AIxSPACE - The 1st event dedicated to AI applied to space
Artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining the frontiers of the space industry and radically transforming the sector. Several applications are emerging such as autonomous decision-making, astronaut medical assistance, anomaly detection, and predictive analytics. January 18-19, 2021

Via Satellite On Orbit Podcasts 
On Orbit is a problem-solving podcast, with a mission to educate listeners on the real human value of space and satellite technology and works to answer, “What’s your business in space?”
 
Episodes available wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud
Episode No. 48 | December 7, 2020  
SIA’s Therese Jones Chats Zed Factor Fellowship
 
Episode No. 47 | November 24, 2020  
From Launch Dreams to Laser Beams With Tina Ghataore of Mynaric

Aviation Week & Space Technology:
Podcast: Interview With U.S. Space Force Chief
Jen DiMascio Lee Hudson Steve Trimble,  December 14, 2020

Podcast: Deforestation and Satellite imagery with Asa Strong
December 9, 2020 – Directions Magazine, Tory Elmore (28 min podcast
 
Welcome to another co-hosted podcast with URISA! Today, we're welcoming back, Tory Elmore to discuss deforestation and environmental concerns with GIS specialist, Asa Strong. 
Download or listen on iTunes

Free White Paper:
"5G and Satcom -- The Perfect Ecosystem"
Solutions for Satcom Operators Migrating from Low C-Band due to Roll Out of 5G
 
With 5G services poised to take a major bite out of the C-band frequency spectrum, satellite services providers are forced to find new innovative solutions to maintain high levels of service. 5G reject filters and high power amplifier products will play key roles in facilitating the next new normal. Request

Do you have a podcast or webinar to share or recommend?  Email link to marketing@MSUA.org. 
OTHER MOBILITY NEWS
MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Vertical Markets & Supply Chain

AERONAUTICAL
 
Need for more capacity drives Viasat acquisition of European JV
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; December 7, 2020
 
Could 5G Pose A Risk To Planes Around Airports?
Simple Flying, Andrew Curran, December 7, 2020
 
Viasat's 'No Speed Limit' Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity Service Plans Now Available on Gulfstream G280 Aircraft
PRNewswire; December 10, 2020
 
Gogo’s John Wade on IFC models set to dominate industry
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby ; December 13, 2020
 
High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Transponder usage in Aircraft
Aviation Nepal, Samyog Kc; December 16, 2020
 
SkyFive looks to bring air-to-ground connectivity to New Zealand
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby ; December 17,  2020
 
Air-to-ground networking coming in New Zealand
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; December 16, 2020
 
Air Canada adds WiFi payment via Aeroplan points
PAXEX.AERO, Seth Miller; December 15, 2020
 
Titan’s A321LR Debuts Airbus’ New Wireless IFE System
Simple Flying, Joanna Bailey; December 17, 2020
 
 
IOT/M2M
 
EchoStar Mobile Partners with Jersey Telecom to Bring Ubiquitous, Hybrid Network Capability to Europe
Talk Satellite; December 4, 2020;
 
BSNL, in partnership with Skylo, to introduce satellite-based narrowband-IoT network in India
Talk Satellite ; December 10, 2020
 
KVH Partners with ioCurrents for KVH Watch Maritime IoT Solution
Talk Satellite ; December 17, 2020
 
 
LAND
 
Geospatial Analytics® Democratizes Analytics for Front Line Workers Transforming the Real Estate Services Industry
PRNewswire; December 7, 2020
 
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $3.5 Million Contract for High-Power Amplifiers for Medical Application
Business Wire; December 14, 2020
 
Newmont deploying Esri ArcGIS cloud-based mapping software across its global drone surveying operations
International Mining,  Paul Moore;  December 17, 2020
MARITIME 
IEC Telecom and Thuraya revealed Orion Edge Virtual to digitalise all vessel types
Satellite Evolution Group; December 16, 2020
 
Gilat equips hundreds of boats, vessels and cruise ships with satellite communication
Satnews; December 14, 2020
 
KVH Partners with TMS Maritime Solutions for KVH Watch Maritime IoT Solution
GlobeNewswire; December 14, 2020
 
RSCC to provide satellite communications for icebreaker fleet
Telecompaper;  December 9, 2020
 
KVH Expands Maritime Network Coverage for Hudson Bay & North Atlantic
The Maritime Executive; December 14, 2020

SATELLITES
Hughes Network wins OneWeb contract
Advanced Television; December 18, 2020
 
Africa - Humanitarian Satellite Connectivity During Crisis
EINPresswire.com; December 8, 2020
 
Comspoc embraces startup mentality after AGI spinoff
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; December 16, 2020
 
Europe Wants Its Own Alternative to Musk’s Starlink Network
Bloomberg.com, Helene Fouquet and Natalia Drozdiak; December 16, 2020

ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
CNES Selects Anywaves For Reflectarray Antenna For Smallsats Demo
Satnews; December 17, 2020
 
NXTCOMM appoints management team members David Kozlowski, Rob Davies and Jordan Klein
Satellite Evolution Group; December 10, 2020
 
Thales Alenia Space Delivers Euclid High Gain Antenna For Satellite Integration
Satnews; December10, 2020
 
Amazon Unveils Project Kuiper Antenna Design
Via Satellite, Rachel Jewett; December 16, 2020
 
GOVERNMENT
Gilat Receives Multi-Million-Dollar Order for a US Department of Defense Tactical Communications Program
Talk Satellite; December 08, 2020
 
Comtech Receives $2.1 Million of Additional Funding to Support the U.S. Army’s Blue Force Tracking System
Talk Satellite  December 7, 2020
 
Milrem Robotics is expanding to carry out new development projects
Army Recognition; December 8, 2020
 
L3Harris Captures $57 Million U.S. Army Award
Satnews; December 10, 2020
 
Airbus demonstrates Ka-band Satcom-On-The-Move (SOTM) terminal to the German Armed Forces
Talk Satellite; December 17, 2020
ADJACENT INDUSTRY NEWS
BROADBAND
 
Ovzon’s Renewed DoD Contract Worth More Than $14 Million
Satnews; December 15, 2020
 
RtBrick partners with Edgecore Networks to deliver cloud-native broadband
Satellite Evolution Group; December 8, 2020
 
TerreStar Solutions' New Strigo™ Mobile Satellite Service Connects Canadians Where No Other Mobile Connectivity Exists
Canada News Wire; December 14, 2020
 
Hughes Selected by Georgia Technology Authority for Broadband Services to State and Local Government
PRNewswire; December 9, 2020
 
Year in Review: Satellite-based broadband effort advances through pandemic
Alaska Journal of Commerce, Elwood Brehmer; December 16, 2020
 
 

THE PULSE -
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REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS REALITY CHECK
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5G FUTURE VISION
Hybrid mobile 5G networks - What the network of networks means for the future of communications
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