The Satellite 2020 conference convenes March 9–12 in Washington, DC, with an industrial exhibition running March 10–12.
The four-day program includes general sessions, keynotes, executive roundtables, events on the show floor, and four content tracks in Tech & Engineering, Government & Military Forum, Finance Forum; and a brand new SmallSatcom track focusing on small satellite-related technologies, business opportunities, and industry challenges. New for 2020, attendees have the option of registering for a specific track’s pass (limited quantity available).
Full details appear at www.satshow.com. Among the many moderated panel sessions:
• Modernizing Military Space
• Antenna/Terminal Focus: Evolving Form Factor and Functionality (speakers from L3Harris and Ball Aerospace, among others)
• Small Satellite GNSS, Earth Observation and Sensing Data Systems
• Government & Military Geospatial Intelligence (speakers from Lockheed Martin Space and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, among others)
• Unleashing Economic Growth & Innovation through GPS (speakers from Lockheed Martin, Trimble and Garmin)
• The Role of Precision Agriculture in Feeding the World.
According to the conference program, the space-based economy, accompanied by an innovative ground ecosystem, is thriving with new technologies that change how society functions. As the business of space rapidly grows, satellites have become integral to a broad scope of industries. From transportation to the military, telecommunications to media & entertainment and beyond, the possibilities that satellites produce are never-ending in their applications.
The transition from a niche market to the mainstream has spurred the birth of the next generation of satellites. Where we used to see tens of satellites launched annually, we’re now seeing hundreds, in addition to the replacement and reinforcement of existing infrastructure.