April 2015 Edition
HPA CORNER: Commercially Hosted Payloads For The Government’s Civil Agencies, By Nancy Nolting, Marketing Programs Manager, Intelsat General Corporation
The commercial satellite industry has long been a crucial enabler of civil government functions.
2016 Will be the Year of Outsourced WGS Operations... An Intelsat General Perspective, By Skot Butler, Vice President, Satellite Networks & Space Services, Intelsat General
The U.S. Air Force is targeting 2016 as the year to outsource the operation of its Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation to commercial providers.
Local Emergency Services Needs Will Lead Technological Adoption, By Tony Bardo, Senior Contributor + Assistant Vice President, Government Solutions, Hughes
Our nation’s emergency services are lacking, when they should be leading in adopting technology innovation.
Rep. Rogers Endorses Longer Leases for Commercial Satellite Capacity, By Intelsat General’s SatCom Frontier Editors
With a vision to reduce costs and increase military use of commercial satellites, Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Alabama) wants long-term government leases of such satellites.
Space & Missile Systems Center’s Remote Sensing Systems Acquisition Success, By U.S.A.F. Colonel Michael A. Guetlein, RS Director
The Remote Sensing Systems Directorate, at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, is responsible for the acquisition activities for DoD’s Space-Based Remote Sensing needs. These include the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) missile-warning system, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) and the next generation missile-warning and weather systems.