The Satcoms Innovation Group to host workshop and tours at ConnecTechAsia

Douglas, Isle of Man, 11th June 2019 – The Satcoms Innovation Groupwill host a workshop and satellite innovation tours at ConnecTechAsia. The workshop, which takes place on Wednesday 19th June, will see panellists discuss ‘The Evolution of Satellite Communications’. Speakers will debate cloud-based satellite communications, antenna technology and how Lower Earth Orbit mega constellations will impact the management of space and Internet of Things. The workshop will be an open forum in which participants can discuss views and opinions on the latest developments within the industry. The workshop will be chaired by SIG Executive Director, Martin Coleman.The Satcoms Innovation Group tour focuses on satellite innovation for the improvement of operational efficiency, with experts from each member organisation highlighting their company’s investment into innovative technologies. The tour will be held at 11:00 on 18th, 19th and 20th June and is hosted by Martin Coleman and his team. Martin Coleman, Executive Director of SIG and independent consultant commented, “Bringing operators together to examine the opportunities and challenges facing the industry is incredibly valuable in maintaining a cohesive and successful industry. With space becoming more and more crowded, it’s critically important that we take the time to understand each other’s requirements and operational needs. We must work together to ensure that the satellite communication industry remains robust and reliable in its development. I look forward to moderating an interesting day with both experienced panellists and audience.”Alongside the SIG workshop, Martin Coleman will be moderating the ‘Future of Work & Innovation Summit’ at the ConnecTechAsia Summit on Thursday 20th June 2019. The summit programme is set to explore Deep Learning & AI, Cloud technology, Blockchain and Enterprise Digitalisation.To book a slot on the satellite innovation tour or to register for the workshop, visit the SIG events page. Read the full workshop agenda now.  About the Satcoms Innovation GroupWith an era of new requirements upon us, such as request fulfilment and incident management, the Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) aims to promote innovation in the satellite communication industry to improve operational efficiency and reduce impact, saving time and money. As an open forum to generate innovative thinking, it enables the industry to come together and discuss current challenges. This helps manufacturers and service providers to deliver innovations and solutions that respond more precisely to those challenges. Those solutions will then be promoted through SIG channels, including events, website, social media, and in discussions with SIG’s industry network. For more information, please visit http://satig.space Media Contact:Helen WeedonRadical Moves PR+44 1570...

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Registration Opens for the 21st Annual Global MilSatCom Conference

SMi Reports: Attendees can now book their seats online for Global MilSatCom 2019, taking place in London on the 5-7 November. SMi Group are pleased to announce that registration is now live for the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, returning to London on the 5th, 6thand 7thNovember alongside a Small Satellites and Disruptive Space Technology focus dayon the 4thNovember. With the biggest Early Bird discount only available until 28thJune. Save £200 and secure your place now at: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/sdapr   As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals,Global MilSatCom’sreputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions and networking receptions. A key theme of the conference will be ‘maintaining and sustaining space superiority’, with key updates on the UK’s SKYNET constellation and international SATCOM programme developments, including the enterprise wide reorganisation endeavours within the US DoDand its newand ‘go fast’ procurement efforts.  It will also explore allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation LEO small sat constellation and much more! Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2019: Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionising space-based communications Meet and network with over 550 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners A key day focused on developments on US SATCOM – analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans The event brochure will be released at the end of May, request your copy now: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/sdapr     Sponsorship is also now also open for the conference. Should you wish to sponsor, speak or exhibit at Global MilSatCom 2019, please contact Alia Malick, Director on +44 (0)207 827 6168 or amalick@smi-online.co.uk For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk 21stAnnual Global MilSatComConference: 5th-7th November 2019Small Satellites and Disruptive Space Technology focus day: 4th November 2019QEII Centre, London, UK Register by 28thJune to save £200! http://www.globalmilsatcom.com  Lead Sponsor: SES Networks Gold Sponsor: Airbus Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat Sponsors: COMSAT, GetSAT, GovSat, Hytec Inter, Idirect, Inster, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Media Broadcast Satellite, Newtec, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Raytheon, SCISYS UK, SES Government Solutions, Teledyne, Thales, Viasat, Xtar— END — About SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in...

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SMi Group share 10 key reasons to attend the Military Space USA Conference next month

SMi Group reports: The conference taking place in Los Angeles in June, is a key calendar meeting for Military Satellite professionals that are driving innovation across the space enterprise. The Military Space USA conference and exhibition will convene in Los Angeles, June 11th and 12th 2019. SMi Group, organizers of Global MilSatcom, are proud to present this highly anticipated conference and share 10 key reasons to attend: 1. Military Space USA is the only event of its kind – the two-day conference willcover a comprehensive view of the US space enterprise and explore how organisational efforts such as ‘SMC 2.0’ are facilitating and delivering the space supremacy that is demanded by the warfighter. 2. The agenda features high level briefings from senior leadership across industry, government and allied partner states to address key topics, including:Delivering the Disruptive, Position, Navigation and Timing, Future Concepts and Capability, Space Situational Awareness (SSA), APAC & International Updates, SatCom, Small Satellite’s and Launch Moving Forward, Battlefield Management Command and Control (BMC2), Disruptive Architecture, and more. The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up can be downloaded online at http://www.milspaceusa.com/sdapr 3.Delegates will have the opportunity to network with senior military and industry authorities.A snap shot of this year’s conference attendees includes: Accion Systems, US Air Force Space Command, US Air Force Research Laboratory, US Army War College, Booz Allen Hamilton, DISA, Dstl, ExoAnalytic, US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Indian Army, UK MoD JFC, Lockheed Martin, US Marine Corps Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre, Luxembourg MoD, Hughes, Kratos, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NanoRacks LLC, Officina Stellare, UK National Maritime Information Centre, Northern Space & Security Ltd, Northrop Grumman, New Zealand Defence Forces, US Army PEO PNT, Rocket Lab, Republic of Korea Defence Communication Command, SES Government Solutions, The Aerospace Corporation, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), UK Space Agency, US Air Force Institute of Technology, US Navy 3rd Fleet, XTAR, and many more. 4.Delegates will have the chance to meet leading military decision makers at their exhibition stands from thelikes of: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Hughes, Kratos, Officina Stellare, PlaneWave Instruments and XTAR.  5.Military Space USA is taking place in the heart of industrial space innovation and procurement – Los Angeles, wheredelegates willexplore how industry disruptors and incubating vendors – are delivering the new ‘agile space’ sector within the Silicon Valley and internationally. 6.The event will combine a military/industry synergy as there will be two conference chairs.Day one chair is Mr. Jay Santee, Vice President, Strategic Space Operations, The Aerospace Corporation and day two chair isColonel Russell Teehan, Portfolio Architect, SMC, AFSPC, US Air Force. 7. Delegates will hear fromkey international partners, including: Colonel Kapil Jaiswal, Director, Directorate of System Applications, Directorate General of Signals, Indian Armed ForcesLieutenant Colonel Yun Kyong Sung, C4I Interoperability Officer, J6, ROK...

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QuadSAT Secures £700,00 Seed Funding Drones in Satcoms Startup Secures Investment to Further Innovation

Odense, Denmark, 16th January 2019 – QuadSAT, the drone-enabled antenna testing company, today announced it has closed its £700,000 seed round, led by Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund, with participation from Seraphim Capitaland existing investors.The investment will enable QuadSAT to bring its innovative drone platform to the satellite communications industry, initially focusing on maritime and aeronautical applications. QuadSAT’s platform uses drone technology to test and calibrate satellite and VSAT antennas autonomously, mimicking an orbiting satellite that can simulate a ship or aircraft’s motion. This method enables highly accurate testing while drastically reducing downtime.Having started as a University project, QuadSAT is an innovative startup company. Based at Odense Robotics Start Up Hub, a Danish accelerator programme for robotics and drone startups, which provides premises and expert assistance, this investment follows an initial round of investment to establish the company in 2017.Joakim Espeland, CEO, QuadSAT, commented: “Our technology alleviates a massive pain point for our customers and will ensure high quality communications with minimum interference at a competitive price. We’re thrilled to be backed by our investors, including the team at Seraphim, which brings with it a great deal of sector-expertise as the world’s leading space-tech focused venture capital fund.”QuadSAT was one of six companies to take part in Mission 1 of Seraphim Space Camp. Seraphim Space Camp is the UK’s first accelerator for space-tech start-ups backed by Seraphim Capital, the world’s first venture capital fund dedicated to SpaceTech. The programme aims to get Seed and Pre-Series A, space-tech companies ‘investment ready’ and to facilitate unique corporate relationships with some of the leading space corporates and agencies.Of the programme, Joakim said: “Taking part in Seraphim Space Camp was fundamental to us really. Speaking to relevant industry players who were able to validate what we were doing had a big impact on us and our future roadmap.”Rob Desborough, Seraphim Capital Portfolio Director and Director of Seraphim Space Camp commented: “We are very excited to be partnering with Joakim and the rest of the QuadSAT team. They were incredibly well received by our corporate partners whilst on the Space Camp Accelerator and are first movers in a billion-dollar global market. With stringent industry standards in place, QuadSAT is solving a real challenge for its customers and will provide enormous benefit to the industry.” About QuadSATFounded in March 2017 and having recently set up an office in Harwell, UK, QuadSAT is a Danish company that has developed brand new tools and techniques for testing and calibrating satellite antennas being deployed in high-value maritime and aeronautical markets. Combining the latest drone technology with a simulated satellite payload and mathematical algorithms, QuadSAT simplifies the requirements for satellite antenna testing, qualification and calibration. In addition, use of QuadSAT’s products reduces vessels and...

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ETL Systems Acquires Atlantic Microwave to Strengthen Global RF Product Range

Madley, Herefordshire and Braintree, Essex, 15thJanuary 2019 – ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF equipment for satellite communications today announced it has acquired Atlantic Microwave, a leading provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment.  ETL Systems operates globally with manufacturing and R&D sites based in the UK. The UK facilities combined with offices in Washington DC and Dubai support the firm in serving customers in 112 countries. ETL’s key international clients include CNN, BBC, Airbus, Thales, General Dynamics, ESPN, DirectTV, Associated Press, Inmarsat, BAE Systems and SES Astra.  Ian Hilditch, CEO, ETL Systems, commented: “Atlantic Microwave offers a wide range of complementary RF products and a different customer base. We will be able to use our experience as a global manufacturer to support Atlantic around the world.” He added: “Atlantic is also very focused on customisation of its RF range and so it was a well aligned company to acquire.” Based in Braintree, UK, Atlantic has specialist design, manufacture and test facilities and employs over 15 staff. Currently, the company distributes 14 different satellite communications product lines covering 10MHz to 110GHz, which includes test loop translators and satellite simulators.  With this shared focus on custom design and providing customer service that’s second to none, the acquisition will see Atlantic expanding its range of RF based products. Atlantic’s clients will also benefit from ETL’s engineering expertise covering RF, PCB and CAD design.  Geoff Burling, CEO of Atlantic Microwave, said: “We are delighted to welcome the support of ETL Systems, especially as they have a similar reputation for specialist RF design. We look forward to continuing to grow our RF testing markets around the world.” It is business as usual as the two companies collaborate together to offer a wider product offering to both ETL and Atlantic customers. [ENDS]  About ETL Systems ETL designs and builds high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service. In FY2017, 79% of sales were exports. ETL’s products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and RF over fibre links. Customers include governments, satellite operators, telecoms companies, and broadcasters. Eight of the top twelve NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens and fourteen of the top twenty global satellite operators also use ETL equipment. With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade. About Atlantic Microwave Atlantic Microwave Ltd manufactures and supplies RF and Microwave equipment, components and interconnects to the Satcom, Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Aerospace, Defence and Scientific Research industries. Atlantic...

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