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March 2017 Edition
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Dispatches Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
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Dispatches Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Ushering In The New Generation Of High Throughput Satellites (HTS), By Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President, Government Markets, Hughes, and Senior Contributor
At the start of this 21st century, exploding demand for all things Internet fueled the corresponding response of the tech industry in the form of new devices, networks and services to keep us connected, all of which generated a tsunami of social and economic change that continues unabated today. 
Plan for the Worst... And Hope for The Best, By Garret C. Hill, Chief Executive Officer, X2nSat, Inc.
They say hindsight is 20/20—that is the case when evaluating the effectiveness of how prepared a company or government agency was when dealing with a disaster scenario.
SatCom Frontier Perspectives: Big Moves Ahead for UAS Adoption and Faster Innovation and Acquisition for Special Forces, By SatCom Frontier Editors
Earlier this year there was an announcement that could usher in a new era for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States.
Robust Satellite Tracking On The Move, By Dr. Rowan Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer, EM Solutions
With the launch of new high capacity, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that migrate across the sky, and the increasing importance of high speed communications from moving vehicles, ships, or planes, the need for accurate tracking between the satellite and its ground terminal remains as important as ever.
The HPA Corner: The Future of Hosted Payload Policies, by Bryan Benedict, SES Government Solutions
As we move forward into 2017, the space industry remains hopeful that the new US Administration will allocate the necessary funds to execute space programs critical to national security. 
Low Passive Intermodulation Distortion in SATCOM, By Ian Timmins, Ph.D., Principal RF Enginer, AvL Technologies
X-band satellite communication is widely used by the US and other militaries because this portion of the RF spectrum provides overall performance advantages that other bands do not.
Transforming SATCOM Requires "Anytime/Anywhere" Access and Capabilities for Government Users, By Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy, Inmarsat
In the modern era of global conflicts and catastrophes, events emerge swiftly and unpredictably, which means government/military users providing support must stand ready to deploy “anytime/anywhere.” 
Flexible Next-Generation FDMA Technologies Driving Big Cost Savings, By Tony Sewell, Senior Manager, Product Management, DataPath, Inc.
The last 10 to 15 years has seen significant advancements in satellite networking waveforms and technologies, driving tension and divergence between the leading frequency division multiple access (FDMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) technologies.
DoD and Commercial, Protected SATCOM Convergence and End-to-End Protection, By Steve Williams and Chris Badgett, Business Area Managers, RT Logic, a Kratos Company

From a commercial perspective, SATCOM is used for critical national infrastructure services such as communications, financial and banking services, power grid operation, security, healthcare, transportation, disaster relief, and essential distribution systems for food, water, medicine, fuel and vital products. 
Geolocation Methods of Satellite Transmitters, By Erwin Greilinger, Sales and Product Line Manager, Siemens Convergence Creators
The increasing demand for satellite communication links has led to an increasing number of satellite signals as well as an increase in the amount of interference as a result of poor installations and misdirected antennas.
Hitting The SPOT for Governments and NGOs, By Gavan Murphy, Director of Marketing, EMEA, Globalstar
In a competitive environment, businesses strive to be more innovative and work harder to make their budgets stretch further—this same ethic applies to government departments and emergency services agencies, particularly today as they are called upon to get involved in ever more diverse operations and crises. 
Maximizing Satellite Network Uptime In Winter, Snow, Ice and Alpine Conditions, By Dan Freyer, Founder, AdWavez Marketing

To maximize satellite network quality and uptime and optimize costs, satellite Earth stations in regions prone to snow need
de-icing systems to protect their antennas from the accumulation of snow and ice on the antenna.
The Importance of Military and Government Satellite Connections, By Robert Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corporation
Military and government programs are heavily involved in greatly expanding our work in space research, exploration, orbit management and satellite coordination systems.
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