18 - 21 MAR 2024
Washington, DC

Satellite Show 2024

Discover the future with SES at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Satellite Show 2024

Excitement is in the air as SES gears up for Satellite Show 2024 – the premier tradeshow for satellite technology. Join us on the cutting edge, where innovation meets opportunity!

Meet our industry specialists in meeting room 140A and gain unique insights into the future of satellite technology. Discover how SES is shaping the landscape and how our solutions can scale your business performance.

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SATELLITE 2024 Conference

Discover a stellar lineup of speakers who are leaders and innovators in the satellite and space community. Get ready to be inspired by their visionary keynotes, where they'll not only share valuable insights but also foster collaborations and partnerships, propelling the industry into the future.

Monday, March 18

The Significance of Satellite Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in Sustainability Efforts

Speaker: Amber Ledgerwood
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
Room: 146C

In recent decades, sustainability has emerged as a key driver for many multinational firms and institutions. With increased awareness amongst both private and public players on threats to Earth and Space and the critical role played by space products, the space industry is currently experiencing a fundamental shift that makes it necessary to assess the environmental footprint of this sector more accurately. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a quantitative tool to evaluate the environmental impacts and resources used over a product's life cycle. On a broad scale, this encompasses the acquisition of raw materials, phases of manufacturing and usage, and end-of-life management. In this session, speakers will share findings from recent LCA and explain how these findings can be integrated into business decisions and identification of levers for environmental footprint reduction. Speakers will also address the challenges to undergoing an LCA and how to overcome these challenges as a space ecosystem.

Tuesday, March 19

SATELLITE 2024 Opening General Session - How Industry Leaders are Investing in Growth: Innovative Satellite Technologies for New Customers

Speaker: Adel Al-Saleh
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET
Room: Ballroom A/B

Open to all attendees! A global surge in demand for satellite services across multiple markets has created a growth opportunity for satellite operators and manufacturers. Now locked in a race to build the network infrastructure needed to meet this demand, satellite industry executives find themselves in a position where spending money to make money is the only way to keep pace with industry leaders. Are the days of defensive cost-cutting and playing it safe over? During our marquee Tuesday Opening General session, Via Satellite Editorial Director Mark Holmes asks our industry's most influential executives how they are scaling up and going on the offense with strategic investments in technology and new customer acquisition.

Strategic Synergies in the Multi-layered Network Transport Era

Speaker: Todd Gossett
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
Room: 145 A/B

The satellite industry is entering a critical phase marked by rapid technological advancements and changing market dynamics. With the convergence of multi-layered satellite and terrestrial network systems that integrate air, sea, and land networks with satellite-enabled communications, the landscape is becoming increasingly complex. No longer can satellite companies afford to operate in silos; they must forge strategic alliances and partnerships for mutual benefit and long-term sustainability. In this session, we explore new forms of collaboration that are becoming essential to industry players’ long-term success. We examine various case studies to demonstrate how partnerships offer advantages such as shared resources, risk mitigation, and accelerated innovation. Learn how collaboration is not just advantageous for satellite companies—it's a critical component for survival and growth. Those who successfully adapt to this paradigm shift will likely emerge as industry leaders in this transformative era.

Wednesday, March 20

Designing the Digital Ground Segment of the Future

Speaker: Valvanera Moreno
Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET
Room: 146C

The next generation of satellites will be defined by software, to serve a market in which IP content is the dominant traffic for satcom, broadcast and earth observation. Total traffic volume is exploding, waveforms multiplying and thousands of LEO and MEO spacecraft are demanding sophisticated gateways able to handle thousands of connections without interference. Digital transformation in the sky is creating immense pressure for a similar transformation on the ground at a time when hardware-based and analog systems fill every teleport. In this session, engineering and operations executives assess the progress being made in the digital transformation of the ground segment and what it will take to accelerate change this vital link in the satellite communications chain.

The Future of LEO/MEO Constellations: Connectivity Beyond Borders

Speaker: John-Paul Hemingway
Time: 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm / 7:45 pm - 8:35 pm CET
Room: 147

LEO/MEO Constellations has seen tremendous growth throughout the years, and as the technology continues to advance, LEO/MEO constellations have emerged as a revolutionary solution for global connectivity. It has demonstrated a real impact on consumer broadband, maritime communication, and enterprise connectivity, and has the potential to make its way to new markets currently untapped by the satellite industry. Our panel of experts will provide in-depth insights into the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the market, which will offer a comprehensive view of the ever-evolving LEO/MEO landscape.

Satellite Channel Modeling for 5G Wireless Device Testing

Speaker: Javier Trujillo
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm / 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm CET
Room: 146C

Recent developments in 3GPP have introduced a satellite component to traditional terrestrial cellular 5G systems. The purpose of non-terrestrial network (NTN) access is to provide coverage to remote areas that are otherwise unreachable with a cellular network, especially in mission-critical environments. Standard land mobile communications have been tested against realistic propagation conditions for years; they are a fundamental design criterion of any wireless system and non-terrestrial networks are no exception. In this session, speakers will summarize the 3GPP specification TR38.811 entitled, "Study on New Radio (NR) to support non-terrestrial networks," which details channel models used for large-scale parameters such as shadowing, outdoor-to-indoor (O2I) loss, clutter loss, path loss, and small-scale parameters specific to satellite applications. The panel will also discuss the key features of a radio channel emulator that enables effective 5G NTN testing to address the new set of challenges for satellite transceiver performance.

SES Speakers

Adel Al-Saleh
Adel Al-Saleh
Amber Ledgerwood
SES Director, Social and Environmental Impact
Todd Gossett
Todd Gossett
SES Space & Defense Vice President, Corporate Development
Valvanera Moreno
Valvanera Moreno
SES Director, Space Procurement Programmes
John-Paul Hemingway 2021
John-Paul Hemingway
Chief Commercial Officer
Javier Trujillo
Javier Trujillo
SES Senior Manager, Digital Ground Development

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