November 2019 Edition
COTS and Support Segments
Dispatches Part I, USAF’s SMC’s Rogue Cubesat • rollercoaster satellite re-positioning • Certification process for Viasat’s MMT • L3Harris VSAT approval
Information & News by the Editors
Dispatches Part II, The newest Space ISAC member • National Guard disrupts cyberattacks • Satellite IoT tech tests • COTM satellite solutions
News and MilSat information by the Editors
The Next Giant Leaps Into Space: Experts share industry advancements at IAC 2019, By Paul Sims, Contributing Editor, and Principal, Sims Communications
“Instead of a huge milestone event once every few decades, we’re now seeing incremental breakthroughs every week in fields like Earth observation, weather analysis, and national security.”— Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO
The Tactical Edge: How COTS can accelerate development, By Charlie Kawasaki, Chief Technical Officer, PacStar
AI-based applications should be architected to perform computation on bandwidth intensive (that is, large) data, locally, on MDCs — reducing the requirement for high bandwidth connections to central datacenters or cloud resources.
Profile: U.S.A.F.’s 23rd Space Ops Squadron, Det.1—Providing strategic value, By Airman Jonathan Whitely, Airman 1st Class, and, Senior Airman William Tracy, both with 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
The detachment’s primary duty is to provide telemetry, tracking and commanding operations to the United States and allied government satellite programs.
A Tale of Two GEOINT Missions: Views for mission success, By Ken Joyce, Director of Online Products, Maxar Technologies
In the two years since releasing the SecureWatch product, Maxar’s subscription-based Earth intelligence product, the company has learned a great deal about how to serve customers who focus on national security.
Bringing SMC’s Software Factory to Life, The intent of JMS was to modernize and replace 40-year-old legacy systems with sustainable hardware
Section 31 has managed to achieve valuable warfighter outcomes and deliver capability in the short time span of its existence.