Via Satellite’s Technology Webcast Series

July 25, 2013


Using Electro-Optical Imagery and AI Analytics in the Maritime Domain | Presented by Planet

Thursday, February 22 | 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

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Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is the understanding of anything associated with a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway that could impact security, safety, the economy, or the marine environment. Electro-optical imagery has much to offer for tackling MDA by corroborating other sources of information, like Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, and providing unique visual data to characterize maritime activities. PlanetScope’s broad area, daily ocean coverage is in a class of its own, and combined with superior data analytics from SynMax, can elevate MDA for commercial and government users.

Join us to uncover how you can leverage Planet’s imagery in the SynMax Theia platform to detect, identify, and classify vessels around the globe. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

* Detect and classify vessels in electro-optical imagery, and compare with AIS and other sources of information
* Find dark ship activities and AIS spoofing over broad areas and into the past by taking advantage of years of archive imagery
* Monitor ports, coastlines, and high-interest open water areas
* Capture proof of ship-to-ship transfers, illegal fishing activities, and more

Phased Array Advancements for Ground Stations | Presented by ThinKom

Tuesday, February 27 | 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

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With constellations in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) growing at an astounding pace, disruptive technology is needed to deliver dramatic improvements in ground station performance and scalability. This dynamic webinar will explore how phased arrays bring unlimited options with multi-beam, multi-orbit performance to today’s burgeoning networks.

In this webinar, you will:
* Meet the inventors of the field-proven VICTS technology upon which the solution is built and understand its unique beam-forming advantages
* Learn how phased array technology overcomes the limitations of parabolic dish gateways, including: high power demands, line-of-sight blockages and repoint time, plus footprint, transport and scalability challenges
* Explore the full range of applications, markets and missions for which the technology is beneficial
* Assess the performance and cost of next-gen ground station solutions in comparison with parabolic dish technology
*Hear from first movers, KSAT, about their ambitious network expansion plans, and how ThinKom’s phased array technology is helping them scale up at unprecedented levels

Orbit-Ready Testing: Engineering Success in New Space Innovation | Presented by Square Peg Communications

Thursday, February 29 | 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

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Delve into the world of new space technologies, where testing plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and ensuring success. Our comprehensive webinar provides insights into the complexities of LEO satellites, multi-constellation networks, and the latest advancements in 5G IoT and NR. We will also share valuable experiences from Square Peg Communications’ collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) on their ‘Space for 5G’ project, highlighting the critical importance of testing in the rapidly evolving realm of new space.
• Exploring the Frontier of New Space Innovations: Delve into a variety of cutting-edge advancements including LEO satellite-related innovations, multi-constellation satcom networks, hybrid networks, 5G IoT and NR, enhanced in-flight connectivity, space-based relay, inter-satellite links, and lunar gateway.
• ESA’s ‘Space for 5G’ Strategic Programme Line – Learn from the European Space Agency’s efforts to facilitate adoption of 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), a prime example of how strategic testing underpins success in sophisticated new space projects and technological advancements.
• Testing Fundamentals for New Space – A 101 Guide: Unlock a comprehensive understanding of how the right testing approaches supports the rapid pace of new space development.
• Synergizing Diverse Satellite Constellations through Testing: See how bringing satellite links into the lab for testing is pivotal in managing the intricacies of LEO, MEO, GEO, and HEO constellations, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in multi-constellation networks.

ESTELLA: The Future of Connectivity | Presented by SpaceBridge

Thursday, March 7 | 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

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Embark on a journey into the future of satellite communication technology with SpaceBridge as we proudly present ESTELLA, our groundbreaking Multi-Service HUB Solution. More than just a solution, ESTELLA represents a paradigm shift in connectivity, redefining the way we experience SATCOM.

Join us for an exclusive panel discussion where we will showcase how ESTELLA’s Advanced TDMA solution ensures optimal resource utilization, maximizing efficiency and delivering unparalleled performance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation with SpaceBridge. Experience the ESTELLA Multi-Service HUB Solution – Seamless Connections, Limitless Possibilities!


How to Get More From Your MSS Satellites and Spectrum | Presented by TTP

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Demand has risen for data via satellite thanks to new and growing commercial services such as UAVs, direct to device, ISR and IoT. Satellites and spectrum are expensive, meaning SNOs might struggle to meet this new demand without vast investment. However, there are cheaper solutions that provide opportunities to significantly increase the capacity of existing networks. In this webinar Lewis Davies will discuss how SNOs can get the most out of what they have by using the right technology. He will cover:

• How to carve up the allocated spectrum to satellite beams and individual terminals more flexibly. This flexibility, with suitable scheduling, allows more to be squeezed into the same space.
• How technology from the cellular industry can be directly used and adapted by SNOs, and what differences you need to be aware of when applying it to satellite networks.
• Route to establishing business plans for SNOs with possible ROI from increased capacity.
• How to identify the value of different types of increased capacity to operators.

Hybrid Satcom Networks for DoD | Presented by Comtech

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In today’s threat environment, maintaining a technology and information advantage is critical. To stay ahead of near-peer adversaries, the U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward with key modernization initiatives that will enable all-domain information superiority for decades to come. As a trusted partner of the DoD, Comtech is evolving its strategic roadmap as the company looks to lead the way in providing smart networks, future communications, and new insights for the DoD. With a rich heritage in building advanced hardware, Comtech is now focused on providing the DoD and coalition partners with added value through integrating software and solutions to exploit emerging capabilities.

Join Nicole Robinson and Daniel Gizinski as they discuss the importance of hybrid networks for all-domain operations; the U.S. Space Force Enterprise SATCOM vision; and Comtech’s move to virtualized solutions and services.

Purpose-Built Linux for Aerospace and Defense | Presented by WindRiver

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Since 2016, open-source software has become a focal point of the US military’s software development strategy (The People’s Code | (, with the Department of Defense becoming one of the largest users of open-source Linux distributions. They hoped that this change would lead to faster and more efficient innovation, while allowing advancements to be shared across projects and industries. Across the A&D space, we see a similar push, with many projects facing similar challenges and turning to lean on proven, reliable software.

In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits that purpose-built Linux provides to developers building applications for embedded systems in the aerospace and defense industry.

You Will Learn:
– What issues embedded developers face when building applications
– Why developers work with Linux
– How purpose-built Linux can decrease time-to-market and improve application safety

The Future Space Economy Webcast Series | Keeping Space Clean and Safe for Everyone: The Global Sustainability Mission

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As we’ve mentioned in previous episodes, there is always an inherit risk when doing anything in space. That said, a handful of space sustainability-minded companies are working hard to minimize those risks and prevent self-inflicted catastrophes. In this episode, we’ll learn about the true scope of the threat posed by space debris, congestion and the lack of situational awareness and about the technologies and solutions being deployed to keep space clean. We’ll also explore the value of space sustainability economy itself, and how government and private investment in green space tech will pay off in the future.

The Future Space Economy Webcast Series | How Startups are Shaping the “Future Space Economy” Narrative

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Over the course of this debut season of Future Space Economy, we’ve learned how dependent both private and public sector space investors are on startups to bring enabling technologies to life. Today’s space startups are pitching their products as the glue that will hold the Future Space Economy together.

In this episode, the leaders and founders of space startups across multiple applications join us to discuss what they feel are the strongest opportunities for their businesses to succeed in an expanding space ecosystem. We also ask them if investors are buying into the space economy for the long haul, and whether or not startups could play a leading role in shaping space policy.

How Does a Webinar Work?

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