Global satellite fleet operator SES, which did not exhibit at Satellite 2017, was not among the CEOs participating in the annual trade show's so-called "elephant panel." Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Athena 2S graphic at Kodiak
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Asia Satellite Broadcast CEO Thomas Choi speaking at Satellite 2017. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
AGI's Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC)  was on exhibit at Satellite 2017 in Washington. Credit: SpaceNews/Greg Thomas
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The satellite operations center at the Tysons Corner, Virginia headquarters of Intelsat, which operates a fleet of more than 50 commercial communications satellites. Credit: Intelsat video still
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JCSAT-110A (previously known as JCSAT-15) was the first SSL 1300 satellite to use a 3D-printed antenna tower design. Credit: SSL
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Jeff Bezos speaking March 7 at Satellite 2017 in Washington. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Peter Platzer, Spire chief executive, speaking at Satellite 2017. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Facebook's Wesley Wong spoke at Satellite 2017's panel on 
"Delivering Critical Mass through Standardization." Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Joe Rothenberg,  the former engineering director for Terra Bella, the Earth-imaging company purchased by Google. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews