​World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. WRC-15 will be held in Geneva Nov. 2-27.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) on Jan. 28 questioned Pentagon acquisition czar Frank Kendall about DoD's commitment to using commercial communications satellites. Credit: HASC screenshot.
It is unclear what happened in November to cause at least a half-dozen satellite constellation filings to head to the ITU. Industry officials said it could have been that word leaked that Google and SpaceX were teaming up behind SpaceX’s since-announced several-thousand-satellite constellation. Credit SpaceNews illustration
Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat's new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk in Seattle announcing plans to build a 4,000-satellite constellation. Credit: Washington Aerospace Partnership via Twitter

WSBR Lunch on Preserving C-Band Spectrum for Satellite Operators


The Washington Space Business Roundtable is hosting panel discussion on what satellite operators and users are doing to protect part of the C-band spectrum from being taken away for use by wireless networks. In 2007, at the World Radiocommunicati…

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Patricia Cooper Returns to Satellite Industry Association — Sort of


It’s only been five months since Patricia Cooper stepped down as president of the Satellite Industry Association to join one of the group’s members as vice president of government affairs and policy. But the satellite policy veteran is already making a return of sorts to the trade group she led for seven years.

Boeing illustration of the all-electric Boeing 702SP satellite platform.
Twenty-six commercial satellites open to competitive bidding and intended for geostationary orbit were ordered in 2014, up from 23 the previous year. Credit: SpaceNews
Boeing 702 SP satellite. Credit: Boeing artist's concept
AsiaSat 6 launches on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Credit: SpaceX
SES's Astra 2G telecommunications satellite launches Dec. 28 on an ILS Proton rocket. Credit: ILS
Intelsat's soon-to-be new CEO Stephen Spengler. Credit: Intelsat
Tom Stroup. Credit: New America Foundation

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