Satellite 2021

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Satellite 2021

Visit ST Engineering iDirect at SatShow 2021, September 7-10, in National Harbor, Maryland and add these must-see sessions to your agenda:

  • Join CEO Kevin Steen on Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00am ET for the General Session: The Future of Global Satellite Connectivity.
    The days of homogenous telecommunications networks are coming to an end and satellites no longer operate in a silo. For the past decade, the satellite connectivity infrastructure has rapidly evolved into an integral piece of a larger telecoms network designed to meet the needs of an interconnected world. The SATELLITE 2021 general session features satellite connectivity industry leaders in a discussion that will address the evolution of GEO and NGSO networks, connecting new people and businesses, working with telcos/MNOs to provide 5G wireless, rebounding from COVID-19, and new software-defined technologies. Open to all attendees.
  • Join VP of Product Management, Sean Yarborough, on Tuesday, September 7th at 9:30am ET for “The Hidden Complexity of Ground Communications” panel.
    One of the most complicated processes satellite owners experience in mission planning is the implementation of ground communication tools. At this stage, problems can manifest in several forms — from the unification of hardware metrics collection and delivery to scaling the solution to include additional ground sites. In this session, speakers will reveal the intricacies of well-designed APIs and ground system software, and how satellite owners can avoid burdensome implementations when planning the ground communications aspect of their mission.
  • Join CEO, Kevin Steen, on Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00pm ET for the panel “High-Speed Satellite vs. Fiber – Making the Business Case for Customers”.
    When it comes to connecting customers on the other side of the digital divide, satellite service providers enjoy an infrastructure cost advantage over fiber competitors. How long will that advantage last? This session will tackle how satellite can maintain that edge not only in remote connectivity scenarios, but also for enterprise customers and even 5G services. Speakers will explore the value of R&D investment into upgrading services, and how to sell and promote satellite connectivity as more than just a back-up or last resort option.
  • Join Karl Fuchs, Sr. Vice President of Technology at iDirect Government, on Thursday, September 9 at 11:00am ET for the “Designing Ground Systems for the Modern Militaries on the Move” panel.
    Dive deep into ground system design challenges in meeting mission requirements for mobile military end-users. Speakers will present the latest breakthroughs in agile, flexible, rugged, and secure terminal design. Learn how engineers are building milsatcom hardware that is intuitive, interoperable, and easy-to-use and reliable even in the harshest environments. The conversation will also include cybersecurity measures, training, and streamlining the process of upgrading legacy equipment.

Use code STENSPN4 at registration to receive 20% off all-access passes to the Satellite Experience 2021. Register now!

SATELLITE is universally recognized as the world’s most critical and inclusive social gathering of space and satellite thought leaders. Executives, engineers, government officials, and commercial customers convene at SATELLITE to solve global challenges, bridge the digital divide, increase access to space, cultivate new innovation and future leadership, collaborate on policy, and network with colleagues and peers. SATELLITE proudly invites industry leaders to share the same stage with young professionals and entrepreneurs and engage in discussions that will shape the future of commercial space.


Book your meeting with a ST Engineering iDirect representative during the event.



Dates: September 7, 2021 - September 10, 2021
Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
165 Waterfront Street
Washington, MD MD 20745 United States
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