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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt-Industry Relationship, Inmarsat 6 Satellite Fleet

Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt-Industry Relationship, Inmarsat 6 Satellite Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes the relationship between the government and commercial sector “will continue to mature“ under President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

Cowen-Hirsch told Space News staff writer Caleb Henry in an interview published Tuesday that the company sees a “greater geographically dispersed demand“ for commercial satellite communications services within the government as well as interest in high-throughput satellites.

“From airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to data backhaul, Blue Force Tracking or video distribution, we see consistently growing demand,“ she added.

She noted that the company plans to equip its Inmarsat 6 fleet of satellites with Ka– and L-band frequencies in an effort to provide U.S. government clients with “additional coverage and redundancy.“

Cowen-Hirsch also cited the need to incorporate Pathfinder 2 and Pathfinder 3 satcom services into the Defense Department‘s Wideband Analysis of Alternatives in order to help the government explore “a range of alternatives that incorporate the best of breed of commercial as a foundation of their satellite communications architecture.”

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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