Government

Dollars And Sense: The Long, Not So Hot, Summer–U.S. Launch Sector Struggles For Rationalization

by Chris Mecray The summer of 2003 was clearly tough for the global space market, as commercial players struggled to hold on until some semblance of a recovery kicks in–and faces are turning a disturbing shade of blue. While Europe started off the summer on an improving note with a restructuring of its rocket’s program […]

By | October 1, 2003

Dollars And Sense: How Good A Satcom Customer Is The DoD?

by Carissa Bryce Christensen The U.S. Defense Department (DoD) continues to become a bigger customer for commercial satellite communication services. Since September 11, 2001, DoD has increased its use of commercial satellites to support Operation Enduring Freedom from one commercial transponder for the region to more than 35, buying satellite capacity from global suppliers. More […]

By | September 1, 2003

X-band: How Interested Should The Commercial Sector Be?

Supplying a diverse cache of satellite services is currently a major driver among industry executives needing to increase their profit margins. The commercial satellite payload operators catering to global clients are now exploring new opportunities outside of the traditional C- and Ku- and more recently utilized Ka-band spectrums. One band some satellite service providers are […]

By | August 1, 2003

Dollars And Sense: Making Sense Of National Security Space

by Carissa Bryce Christensen Recent world events demonstrate U.S. dependence on space for executing military operations. U.S. national security space spending will dominate the space industry for the immediate future as struggling space companies target growing military and intelligence markets. Good business planning today demands a clear understanding of the recent changes in the U.S. […]

By | May 1, 2003

Delivering Critical Weather Data Via Satellite

by James Careless     Accurate weather forecasting: in the United States, a country fraught with tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods, it is a matter of life and death. This is why the National Weather Service (NWS) relies on satellite transmission to get the latest weather data nationwide, every second of every day. Specifically, the NWS […]

By | April 1, 2003

The FY04 Space Budget–Government Space To The Rescue

by Chris Mecray The Bush Administration’s FY04 budget submission, sent to Congress in February, appears to provide for generous funding for ongoing space projects. Though it is more challenging to discern administration priorities in space programs versus, say, fighter aircraft, we see a generally robust level of support for key projects, as recommended in the […]

By | April 1, 2003

Early Uplinkers: Doing Wheels And Dishes

By Robert N. Wold   There have been differing opinions as to when commercial satellite news gathering-using transportable uplinks-really began. The first live, remote, transportable-uplinked, satellite-relayed content was indeed "news gathering." On August 16, 1976, America’s three nationwide commercial networks-ABC, CBS and NBC-began several days of news coverage from the Republican Party’s political convention at […]

By | March 1, 2003

Satellite Network Management Systems: Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

Web Exclusive: Satellite Network Management Systems: More Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals, and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

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