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Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

Can Inmarsat create a $1 billion dollar revenue stream in aviation? Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce is confident the company can do this in around 10 years’ time. It is an ambitious projection, but recent deals with the likes of Qatar Airways and Avianca underline there is still huge potential in this business for Inmarsat and […]

By | November 20, 2017

Photo: Via Satellite.

How to Ensure Your Startup Survives the NewSpace Bubble

According to some financial experts, the space startup industry is in the midst of a bubble — but that may not necessarily be such a bad thing. During a Nov. 15 panel discussing equity financing at the 2017 NextSpace Investor Conference, a group of Venture Capitalists (VCs) noted that the influx of capital coming into […]

By | November 17, 2017

SatComRus 2017 RSCC

SatComRus 2017: Celebrating the Past with a Look to the Future

At SatComRus 2017 in Moscow, the underlying theme was how Russian space companies could build for a more prosperous future. However, SpaceX was mentioned a number of times as both an inspiration, and an example of a space company setting a new agenda…

By | November 16, 2017

Photo: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

Can MENA Do NewSpace?

The interest in the NewSpace movement has been gaining momentum all over the world and the MENA region is no exception. With talk of space ranging from enabling emerging nations to enhance their communications infrastructure to missions to Mars, this is a fertile region for NewSpace, with varying ambitions from country to country.

By | November 15, 2017

A panel of experts discuss government cybersecurity during a panel titled "Military Satcom and Cybersecurity: The New Paradigm" at the 2017 CyberSat Summit. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

Leveraging Deep Learning to Keep Cyber Assets Safe

Deep learning could prove to be one of the most critical tools for those engaged in ongoing cyber warfare, said a group of experts at the 2017 CyberSat Summit. During a Nov. 8 panel discussing the new paradigm of military satcom, Jon Korecki, who develops ViaSat’s cybersecurity and information assurance strategy, said that deep learning […]

By | November 14, 2017

L-R: David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF; John Zban, Chief Information Officer, Satcom Direct; Norm Balchunas, Senior Director of Defense/Cybersecurity Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace; Bruce Chesley, Senior Director of Strategy, Boeing Space & Missile Systems. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

Collaborating to Achieve End-to-End Cybersecurity in Satellite

To what extent must hardware manufacturers, service providers and others across the satellite ecosystem collaborate to ensure secure cyberspace for their customers? During a panel titled “How to Achieve End-to-End Protection?” at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, experts agreed that one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today is the ongoing transition to an ecosystem where […]

By | November 10, 2017

L-R: Randy Sabett, head of Cooley's cyber practice; Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera; Lisa Donnan, managing director at Option3Ventures; James Turgal, executive assistant director of the FBI's information and technology branch. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

How Better Social Practices Can Improve Your Cyber Resiliency

Speakers at the 2017 CyberSat Summit emphasized that improving technology capabilities is only a piece of the larger cybersecurity puzzle. During a panel assessing the evolving threat landscape in aerospace, a group of experts agreed that it is equally important to monitor the “people and processes” that form the foundation of companies’ every day operations. […]

By | November 9, 2017

Understanding the Language of Intermodulation Specifications in HPA Data Sheets

High power amplifiers (HPAs) are a critical component in the uplink earth station RF chain and are generally the most expensive components, after antennas, in that chain. For this reason, integrators or users in the market for HPAs must take great care to ensure that like-for-like comparisons are made when evaluating HPAs. Typically, linear output power

By CPI | Nov 08, 2017

FBI Cybersecurity

FBI: More Cyber Attacks Now Blend in with Normal Network Behavior

Recent trends in malicious cybersecurity activity show that hackers are becoming much more adept at breaching networks using acquired “legitimate” credentials (such as outdated test login accounts to Virtual Private Networks, VPNs) and “blending in” with normal network behavior, according to FBI Cyber Division Senior Intelligence Analyst Kristen Lane. Speaking at Via Satellite’s Cybersat Summit […]

By | November 8, 2017

O3b's Peru gateway. Photo: SES.

Speedcast, SES Partner to Provide Fiber-Like Connectivity in Peru

Speedcast and SES have signed an agreement to provide several hundreds of Mbps of connectivity into Peru. This is the first agreement between the companies in Latin America to provide Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) capacity with high throughput capabilities and low latency. The agreement marks the fourth MEO national partnership between Speedcast and SES Networks. […]

By | November 8, 2017

Managing partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Joshua Hartman

How Can the US Improve Its Space Cybersecurity?

Josh Hartman, managing partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, shares his thoughts on how U.S. policymakers are adapting to new cybersecurity threats in the space domain…

By | November 7, 2017

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