February 2016 Edition
Brave New (Smallsat) World, By Stuart Daughtridge, V.P. Advanced Technology, Kratos Technology
Small satellites (smallsats), from single satellites to constellations, demand new and innovative methods of manufacture, launch and control.
COMMAND CENTER: Skot Butler, Vice President, Satellite Networks & Space Services, Intelsat General Corporation
Skot Butler is responsible for managing an integrated sales, marketing, and business development organization which serves all of Intelsat General’s customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO, various civil agencies and commercial enterprises within the United States and Europe.
NSR Analysis: A New UAS Paradigm, By Prateep Basu, Analyst, NSR India
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been utilized for more than three decades, but only recently has their diversity increased, with explosive growth in small UAS (sUAS) sector.
GovSat Insights: Empowering UAV Missions With HTS, By Larry Simon, Senior Director of Government Satellite Solutions, SES GS.
The United States military is most effective and successful when it can accomplish missions that ensure the security of the country and its people while sustaining as few casualties to American service personnel as possible—this is the reason that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are so widely used in the military today.
An Interorbital Systems Double Roll-Out, By Randa Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Interorbital Systems
After its successful first commercial launch in 2014, Interorbital Systems’ CPM TV has been refitted and repurposed as the CPM-G (Common Propulsion Module-Guided) to carry out in-flight guidance system testing.
Mobile Meteorological Testing Mission Underway, By Tina Stillions, U.S. Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
The testing comes in advance of delivering the capability for operations with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.