Articles by Sam Silverstein

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Satellite Builders Innovate as Telecom Industry Rockets Ahead

Spacecraft manufacturers are jockeying for position in a fast-changing market driven increasingly by customer interest in on-orbit flexibility, reduced costs and faster production times. Spacecraft manufacturers are jockeying for position in a fast-changing market driven increasingly by customer interest in on-orbit flexibility, reduced costs and faster production times, according to top executives of several communications […]

By | July 17, 2014

Antenna Industry: Tuned to Future of Satellite Communications

The companies that supply transmission systems for use on the ground and aboard spacecraft must continuously innovate as satellite operators strive to meet their users’ growing demand for telecommunications services. Yet even as they overcome daunting technological challenges, antenna companies must also deliver equipment that is more reliable, easier to use, smaller and less expensive […]

By | February 1, 2013

Satellite Builders Enjoy Strong Market Conditions

Satellite manufacturers across the board are still seeing strong demand for new satellites as operators continue to place orders at a healthy rate. Most manufacturers have won their fair share of orders in recent times. The question is can it last? Boeing’s deal with Satmex and Asia Broadcast Satellite for electric propulsion satellite systems was […]

By | August 1, 2012

Big Four FSS Operators Portray Positive Outlook for Satellite Industry

[Satellite News 03-20-12] Despite continued economic turmoil around the world last year, particularly in debt-plagued Europe, the satellite industry remains financially healthy and is well-positioned to handle the challenges that loom on the horizon, the chief executives of Intelsat, Eutelsat, Telesat and SES reported during the SATELLITE 2012 opening general session, “The Big Four: At […]

By | March 20, 2012

NASA Sees Private Sector as Key to Escaping LEO

The future of NASA seems to be open to debate as budget cuts increase. With more encouragement than ever for private sector involvement in things like human spaceflight, will NASA retain its iconic status, or gradually start to fade into the shadows? When the United States created NASA at the height of the Cold War […]

By | January 1, 2012

Recovering from ITAR: Possibly Tough for U.S. Satellite Industry

U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have been the source of much debate in the satellite industry in recent years. While many believe that these laws put U.S. satellite companies at a competitive disadvantage, some say the situation may soon change. More than a decade after the United States classified commercial communications satellites as […]

By | September 1, 2011

Mobile Industry Poses Challenges for Service Providers

Amid continuing change in the MSS sector, distributors are looking for new strategies to remain profitable, officials said during “The Changing World of MSS Distribution: Views From the Front Lines” session.    “It is a great business, but you have to think on the fly and be much quicker than you did before to survive,” […]

By | March 17, 2011

Military Security Requirements Pose Challenge for Satellite Industry

by Sam Silverstein As the U.S. military increases its reliance on commercial satellite services, industry officials are pressing the government to take a stronger stance in helping satellite operators deal with some of their challenges.     A group of industry players recently submitted a set of recommendations to the White House that they hope will […]

By | March 18, 2010

Military and Industry Officials Hope FCSA Contract Improves Communications

by Sam Silverstein U.S. military officials responsible for procuring commercial satellite communications services and the companies that serve those needs are abuzz over a new contracting mechanism they hope will streamline the federal government’s relationship with private industry.    The Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition (FCSA) program could enable the satellite industry to better meet the […]

By | March 17, 2010

Satellite Companies Find Growth Opportunities in Partnerships

by Sam Silverstein Spurred by the challenging global economy and the rapid march of technology, satellite companies are increasingly are looking to partnerships as a way to boost their bottom lines, cut risk and find new areas for growth, panelists said Monday at SATELLITE 2010.    Particularly in tough times, companies look to work together […]

By | March 17, 2010

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