Articles by Anne-Wainscott Sargent

Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), President Donald Trump delivers his Joint Address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday February 28, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

US MilSatCom Strategy Under the New Administration

As the U.S. Air Force forges ahead in crafting its next-generation wideband space architecture, and the Trump Administration seeks approval for a FY ’18 budget with strong increases in space defense spending, Via Satellite spoke with Air Force strategists, procurement decision makers and satellite industry government experts about how they see the Department of Defense’s […]

By | September 7, 2017

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US MilSatCom Strategy Under the New Administration

Russia’s cyber-interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election represents one of the starkest examples of how nations will wage war in the coming decades — and the critical importance of infrastructure, including satellite and space capabilities. With a year to go before the Air Force completes its Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) — the next-generation wideband […]

By | August 14, 2017

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Amplifier Firms Eye SmallSat, Ka-band Opportunities

The future of satellite communications has never been more exciting with the increasing interest and investment in LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations, especially in the Ka-band arena. However, LEO and MEO constellations require a much larger volume of antennas and gateways compared to a GEO satellite, and amplifier providers must find a way to offer […]

By | July 11, 2017

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Market Innovation Driving CubeSats into the Mainstream

Some of the world’s most exciting space developments are occurring in a small form factor: CubeSats. Backed by strong commercial funding and more launch availability, CubeSats are no longer just the domain of academic learning experiments; they are becoming core to government and commercial missions. The era of CubeSat 2.0 has arrived.

By | March 20, 2017

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Market Innovation Driving CubeSats into the Mainstream

Some of the world’s most exciting space developments are occurring in a small form factor: CubeSats. Backed by strong commercial funding and more launch availability, CubeSats are no longer just the domain of academic learning experiments; they are becoming core to government and commercial missions. The era of CubeSat 2.0 has arrived.

By | February 27, 2017

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The New Normal: Satellite’s Collaborative Answer to Cyber Threats

Increasingly, operators, satellite manufacturers and the organizations they serve are coming together to fight the threats to their networks from a dizzying array of actors from lone-wolfs to well-funded

By | February 1, 2017

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The New Normal: Satellite’s Collaborative Answer to Cyber Threats

As the cyber threat landscape intensifies for satellite operators and the world at large, Via Satellite examines how the industry is tackling the issue on multiple levels. To stay ahead of the threat, manufacturers, operators and customers all must band together, increase their vigilance and collaborate more closely.

By | January 27, 2017

Controllers of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Defense Eyes Lower Risk High-Throughput Future

As the U.S. Department of Defense engages the commercial industry in an analysis of alternatives for the government’s WGS system, commercial and DOD players explore what might come next — from the rise of NewSpace and HTS innovators to new thinking around how capacity is procured, launched and managed.

By | September 26, 2016

Controllers of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Defense Eyes Lower Risk High-Throughput Future

Evolving Priorities for Remotely Piloted, Unmanned Aircraft Some of the early adopters of high-throughput satellites in the defense arena will be users requiring increasingly smaller terminals such as unmanned

By | August 12, 2016

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Technology Update — Amplifiers Keeping Pace with Industry Changes

Satellite operators must decide what amplifier technology best meets their specific application and power requirements. Most industry watchers agree that there will be a place at the table for both traditional tube-based amplifiers and the newer, more cost-efficient solid-state amplifiers.Via Satellite talks to the industry’s leading amplifier players on how they see the market unfolding, […]

By | July 11, 2016

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