Tag Archives: MILSATCOM

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry Backs Military Via Protected Satcom Tech Investments

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said warfighters seek and use protected tactical waveforms as adversaries target satellite communications through jamming. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Monday that the private sector continues to invest in new technology capabilities that seek to …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems

“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.” What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the …

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Inmarsat’s Peter Hadinger: Integrated Commercial Satcom Key to Support Military Operations

Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat‘s U.S. government business unit, has said that ongoing military operations require an improved acquisition model for satellite communications and further integration of commercial satcom systems. Hadinger stated during a presentation at the Global MilSatCom 2017 event in London that military satcom challenges stem from budget, acquisition and cultural issues instead of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Troops Should Adopt Commercial Satcom That “Moves” With Them

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government personnel and warfighters should adopt a satellite communications platform that “moves” with them to facilitate voice, video and data sharing and carry out missions amid disasters and global conflicts. Hirsch told the Mobile Satellite Users …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: 4th Global Xpress Satellite Launch Aims to Advance Satcom Tech Resilience

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the launch of the fourth Boeing-built satellite for the Global Xpress satellite communications network seeks to validate Inmarsat’s efforts to promote resilience within its satcom offerings. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite lifted off Monday aboard a SpaceX-made Falcon 9 rocket from a launch …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Shift Bulk of Wideband Satcom Needs to Commercial Sector

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should transition a larger part of its wideband satellite communications requirements to industry, Defense News reported Tuesday. Valerie Insinna writes Cowen-Hirsch told Defense News in a Friday interview before the Space Symposium that service branches …

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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space

United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit Saturday aboard a Delta IV rocket to provide military communications support for the U.S. military and six of the country’s allies. The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite with  updated digital channelizers that are designed to nearly double the bandwidth of earlier satellites in the WGS system, Boeing said …

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Inmarsat Gets GSN Homeland Security Award for Global Xpress Network; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat’s Global Xpress commercial Ka-band network has won the Best Satellite-Based Broadband Communications platform during Government Security News’ 2016 Homeland Security Awards. Peter Hadinger, president of the U.S. government business unit at Inmarsat, said in a statement released Thursday the award from GSN seeks to reflect the company’s partnership with the …

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SpeedCast, Airbus Ink Satcom Anchor Station Service Agreement

SpeedCast International has agreed to provide support services for the satellite communications anchor station of Airbus‘ defense and space business under a six-year, multimillion dollar agreement. The companies said Monday the deal covers maintenance, training, security and infrastructure management services for Airbus’ Skynet East anchor station that is located at SpeedCast’s Adelaide, Australia-based teleport facility. Pierre-Jean Beylier, …

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