In early November, senior decision makers from the U.S. military and its alliance partners gathered in London with leading satellite industry experts for Global MILSATCOM 2017. During this multiple-day satellite conference, these individuals participated in workshops and listened to speakers discuss the space domain, the new threats and challenges facing the military in space, and the new technologies that are arising that are literally reshaping how the military utilizes satellite solutions.
Unfortunately, the Government Satellite Report wasn’t able to attend. However, we did have the opportunity to sit around the table with three members of the SES Space and Defense team that were in attendance at this year’s event.
Those experts included:
- Tim Deaver, Corporate Vice President of Development at SES Space and Defense
- Jeff Rowlison, Vice President of Government Affairs at SES Space and Defense
- Will Tong, Vice President of Sales at SES Space and Defense
During our time together, we discussed the major trends and topics that dominated discussion at this year’s show, we touched on the major challenges that are concerning the military in the space domain, and talked about the role that COMSATCOM is going to play in MILSATCOM into the future.
It’s rare that we get some many savvy satellite minds to ourselves, in one place and at one time, so we used the opportunity to record our discussion for a very special episode of the Government Satellite Report Radio podcast series.
Here is what these gentlemen had to say:
According to our guests, some of the hottest topics at Global MILSATCOM 2017 included HTS and MEO satellite constellations. For additional information of these solutions, download the following resources: