2022 Digital Forums for SATELLITE Group Members

April 12, 2022

For more than 35 years, the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition and Via Satellite have brought together the satellite and space communities online and in-person to collaborate, network, and strategize. In 2022, we’re continuing to provide opportunities for our global audience to participate in important conversations through a series of digital events taking place throughout the year.

Schedule of Events
  • End-Users Forum | May 4 + 18 *NEW DATES*
  • Launchers Forum | June 7-8
  • UK Space Industry Forum | July 26-27
  • Space & Satellite Investment & Finance Forum | October 25-26
SATELLITE Group Membership

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End Users Forum

Satellite for Government End-Users: From Connectivity to Space Data

Wednesday, May 4th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Join us as space technology experts from government organizations around the world explain how they are working with commercial satellite connectivity and data providers to meet national enterprise, civil service, and security needs. During this one-hour talk, our speakers will explain how they are getting bandwidth, connectivity services, and secure data into the hands of people who need it fast by leveraging unique partnerships with the space and satellite industries.

Speakers:

  • Arfan ChaudhryHead of International Strategy, BEIS Space Directorate
  • Dr. Daniel Massey, Operation 5G to NextG Lead, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Pablo RecaltHead of Satellite Commission and Member of the Steering Committee, Argentina Chamber of Internet, CABASE
  • Moderator: Jeffrey HillExecutive Editor, Via Satellite & Chair, SATELLITE
Enterprise Satellite Connectivity End-Users: How LEO, MEO, GEO and the Cloud Combine to Create Powerful Business Solutions

Wednesday, May 18th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Global businesses have more connectivity options now than ever before – even those operating in the most remote regions of the world. Having more options impacts these customers’ pricing and service expectations. During this one-hour session, satellite industry enterprise customers gather to discuss new NGSO service adoption, bandwidth pricing, terminal costs, and how next-gen connectivity services will help their businesses grow in a post-COVID environment. The panel will also talk about how businesses are integrating cloud services and AI/ML technologies and outline future enterprise needs for managed services.

Speakers:

  • Seth Jones, Senior Manager, Amtrak
  • Scott MumfordCEO, Liquid Telecom
  • Reza Rasoulian, Vice President, Hughes Network Systems (formerly of Carnival Cruise Lines)
  • Moderators: Jeffrey Hill, Executive Editor, Via Satellite & Chair, SATELLITE & David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF

Launchers Forum

Finding the Right Rocket Fit for Your Unique Payload

Tuesday, June 7th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

In response to both modern satellites’ increasingly diverse components, sizes, and target orbits and the widening range of requirements from satellite operators, commercial launch companies are working to make their rockets more flexible and capable over a broader range of services. This group discussion brings these launch service providers together to talk about how and why they are doing this. The conversation will include both new rockets in development and add-ons or enhancements to existing rockets to serve more customers. You’ll be surprised by how much today’s workhorse launch vehicles can do!

Speakers:

  • Curt Blake, CEO, Spaceflight
  • Moderator: Jeffrey HillExecutive Editor, Via Satellite & Chair, SATELLITE
Expanding the Global Spaceport System: New and Emerging Launch Centers

Wednesday, June 8th | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

In order to have meaningful access to space to meet the demand for launch services, the world needs more spaceports and launch centers. More and more space-faring nations are now investing in building new launch centers to attract more space industry business and to boost the growth of their own space economy. During this discussion, launchers will talk about their stake in a global launch system, potential government partnerships, the benefits of untapped launch sites, and the impact that an expanded spaceport network would have on cost, availability, and time to target orbit.

Speakers:

  • Lucy Edge, COO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Melissa Thorpe, Head of Spaceport Cornwall, Spaceport Cornwall
  • Moderator: Jeffrey HillExecutive Editor, Via Satellite & Chair, SATELLITE

UK Space Industry Forum

The Rapid Growth of U.K.’s Space Startups

Tuesday, July 26th | 8:00 am – 9:00 am EST

During the past decade, the U.K. government established several support programs for burgeoning domestic commercial space startups and entrepreneurs. The investment has paid off, as the U.K. space startup scene is flourishing with a flood of disruptive new companies. Join us for an hour-long discussion with the leaders of these companies and learn about the new capabilities they are bringing to orbit and ground systems they are bringing to market.

New Global Connectivity Systems from U.K. Satellite Operators

Wednesday, July 27th | 8:00 am – 9:00 am EST

U.K.-based satellite operators and the U.K. government are heavily invested in new GEO and NGSO satellite connectivity systems designed to provide seamless connectivity around the world. During this one-hour conversation, the leaders of these organizations will discuss how they plan to compete with rival space economies in underserved end-user connectivity markets.


Space & Satellite Investment & Finance Forum

Shopping for Startups: How Space Investors Define Standout Seed Investments

Tuesday, October 25th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Capital investment in new space companies has doubled this past year, as investors continue their search for the next big disruptive space technology. During this webcast, investors will explain their strategy behind their early-stage / seed investment and whether or not the “bet on ten and hope one works out” method still works in today’s increasingly competitive landscape. The conversation will cover what kinds of technologies and prototypes investors are looking for from entrepreneurs and how startups can more effectively pitch for seed funding.

Charting a Path Through Series Funding: Accelerating Products to Market and Returns on Investment 

Wednesday, October 26th | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

How long should startups be considered startups? How long should they be dependent on series funding? How can investors help push a startup’s products to market to help the company become independent and profitable? This educational session will feature investors who help guide startups through their mid-to-late-stage financing and explain how they should determine whether or not a startup is ready to fly on its own. We’ll also discuss how investors can make their exits more strategic and beneficial to startups.