Editor’s Note

Mark Holmes is the editorial director for Via Satellite and Avionics Magazine.

How will UK Space Industry be Impacted by Stunning EU Result?

Editor’s note for the July/August 2016 edition of Via Satellite.

By | July 11, 2016

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Launch Market a Barometer for the Entire Industry

I would like to start off by congratulating Michel de Rosen on behalf of all of the Via Satellite team for becoming our Satellite Executive for the Year for 2015. It is very well deserved and recognition for

By | March 15, 2016

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Momentous Year For Industry Needs to End on High Note at WRC-2015

Editor’s note for the December 2015 issue of Via Satellite magazine.

By | November 17, 2015

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Tapping into the Millennial Generation

Editor’s note for the October/November 2015 issue of Via Satellite magazine.

By | October 14, 2015

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Black T-Shirt Makes Statement About Satellite Industry

For SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell it all started with a suit, and this year at SATELLITE 2015, it was all about a black t-shirt. It seems clothing metaphors are en vogue in the satellite industry. SATELLITE 2015

By | April 20, 2015

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LEO Satellite Momentum Shows no Signs of Slowing

Another month, and more major activity in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) market. Vern Fotheringham, the ex-CEO of Kymeta, a company that has been aiming to revolutionize the antenna market, has become the CEO of

By | March 26, 2015

African Opportunity Looms Large at CommunicAsia

16.16 local time Tuesday June 25, French Guiana, will live long in my memory. That was the time when an Arianespace official came on a big screen, and said the launch of the first O3b satellites was going to take place that day after a one-day, and then a further 33-minute delay. It was a […]

By | August 1, 2013

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Hughes/ViaSat Announcements Augur Well for the Industry

We are barely halfway into 2013 and already Hughes and ViaSat have both ordered huge new satellites and placing bets that the industry will become more mainstream than ever going forward. In some ways, it represents a potential stunning reversal of fortunes for the industry. Over a decade ago, it seemed as though satellite was […]

By | July 1, 2013

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Hosted Payload Sector Could Have Seismic Year in 2013

Show season is in full swing and after SATELLITE 2013 and NAB, we look forward to CommunicAsia, the biggest event of its kind in its region. Given the size of populations and the potential demand for communications services, Asia has long been a target for many companies in the satellite sector. However, regulatory issues have […]

By | June 1, 2013

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Intelsat’s IPO Announcement Comes as No Surprise

Satellite is often a technology that has labels. It is often labeled as a “last resort” technology, and satellite investments are often seen as “low risk, low reward” which can sometimes across as withering or faint praise. The question is can satellite offer investors a good level of return, and can outside perceptions of our […]

By | May 1, 2013

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