November 2013 Edition
Military Launch Segment + Command Views
Of Launches + Satellites The Inmarsat-5 L1 Has A Hot Date In December, Inmarsat’s important December launch will mark the milestone of the first of their Global Xpress satellites.
Boeing, Inmarsat and International Launch Services (ILS) enjoy a wealth of successful satellite and launch history among themselves. Inmarsat’s important December launch will mark the milestone of the first of their Global Xpress satellites and subsequent support for secure, government comms. This event is the result of these partnerships.
Command Center: Michael C. Gass, President + CEO, United Launch Alliance
Michael Gass is the president and chief executive officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Gass serves as the principal strategic leader of the organization and oversees all business management and operations.
Resiliency + Disaggregated Space Architectures—Part Two, Article courtesy of Air Force Space Command and is the combined work of several subject-matter experts.
Note: This is Part Two of MilsatMagazine’s coverage of Air Force Space Command’s White Paper on “Resiliency and Disaggregated Space Architectures.” Part One provided an overview of the new security environment driving the need for resiliency, and established common definitions for “resiliency” and “disaggregation.”
Command Center: Ken Peterman, Vice President, Government Systems, ViaSat
Mr. Peterman leads the Government Systems segment that develops and produces network-centric IP-based secure fixed and mobile government communications systems, products, and services that enable collection and dissemination of secure, real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes, and air defense systems. Mr. Peterman has more than 30 years of experience in systems engineering, strategic planning, portfolio management, and business leadership in the aerospace and defense industries.
The HPA Corner—The International Aspects..., By Aaron Lewis, Director of Media + Government Relations, Arianespace
With ongoing discussions surrounding the manufacturers, operators and integrators experience in the hosted payload arena, it’s important to note that the launch community is no stranger to this type of access to space.
Command Center: Michael C. Payne, CEO, Vislink, Inc.
Michael C. Payne is the CEO of Vislink, Inc. Michael has over 25 years of experience in the wireless video communications industry. Positions held during his tenure at MRC included Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development and Director of Engineering. Michael holds a U.S. Patent for: Methods and Apparatus for Transmitting Analog and Digital Information Signals.
Space Acquisition Issues In 2013, By Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF
Space systems acquisitions for national security have always been very challenging. It literally is rocket science! Our ability to truly leverage the advantages that the space domain offers has always depended on the availability of state-of-the-art technology to apply to our space capabilities.