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October 2013 Edition
The Military Satellite Sector plus more...
Dispatches Part I, Information & News, by the editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Dispatches Part II, Information & News, by the editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Dispatches Part III, Information & News, by the editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Resiliency + Disaggregated Space Architectures—Part One, Article courtesy of Air Force Space Command and is the combined work of several subject-matter experts.

General William L. Shelton made the following statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 24, 2013...
Command Center: Stuart Linsky , Vice President Communication Programs Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellites have the most sophisticated communication payloads ever built in order to meet a top national priority mission: Provide assured communications to strategic nuclear and tactical forces that are protected against enemy jamming, spoofing, detection and interception. 
The HPA Corner, By Nicole Robinson, Vice Chair, Hosted Payload Alliance & Chuck Cynamon, Vice President, U.S. Government Business Development and Strategy, SSL
The timing can't have been better to embark on the HPA effort.
Is A New SATCOM Standard Relevant For The MILSATCOM Market?, By Koen Willems, Market Director, Government and Defense, Newtec
As the release date for the new standard by DVB for satellite communications (S2 Extensions) approaches, all markets, including Government and Defense, are starting to assess the relevance of switching their operations towards the new standard.
Incorporating Satellite Into COOP Plan, By Karl Fuchs, Senior Contributor
As hurricane season’s peak approaches, and with Super Storm Sandy still fresh in everyone’s mind, it seems appropriate to examine Continuity of Operations or COOP.
Command Center: Ed Spitler, Astrium Services Government, Inc.
Ed Spitler is the President of Astrium Services Government, Inc. and brings more than 30 years of experience in military, government and commercial satellite operations to his role as President.
The Changing Face Of MILSATCOM, By Martin Deery, Business Development Director, Vislink
As has always been the case, dependable and secure communication is the most powerful weapon on today’s modern battlefield. Combat success depends on the quick and reliable transfer of information—video, audio and data communications have become essential tools for military personnel at every level.
Hope For The Best— However, Prepare For The Worst, By Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President For Government Solutions, Hughes
We’re in the middle of hurricane season—this year, meteorologists predict there is an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall in the Atlantic Basin, including the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and along the U.S. coastline.
Military Space—At A Strategic Crossroad, By General William L. Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command, USAF
The future of space capabilities in the United States Air Force is at a strategic crossroad. A crossroad that requires us to address our means of protecting mission-critical constellations, to challenge traditional acquisition practices, to analyze new operational constructs, and to widen cooperative relationships both domestically and abroad.
Event: Meet The Players + Uncover Solutions @ MILCOM 2013, Balancing Commercial and Defense Technologies

MILCOM, the premier international conference and exposition for military communications, returns to San Diego, California, and runs from November 18-20, 2013.
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