Magali Vaissiere, ESA's director of telecommunications and integrated applications (far left)  with Thales Alenia Space CEO Jean Loic Galle; Newtec CEO Thomas Van den Driessche; and Avanti Communications CEO David Williams at the Paris Air and Space Show on June 21. Credit: ESA
Intelsat's Network Operations Center mages and monitors its customers' satellite traffic. Credit: Intelsat
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
Asia Satellite Broadcast CEO Thomas Choi speaking at Satellite 2017. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
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
WGS-7 on Delta 4
Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Wayne Haubner, senior vice president of emerging technologies at VT iDirect. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Belintersat launch
H-IIA Kirameki Japan
Tom Wheeler, 31st chairman of the FCC
Winston A. Beauchamp
Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, U.S. Department of Defense. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
Oil rig energy
Microsoft submitted a study to the FCC showing TLPS signals can disrupt the connection between wireless controllers and the company’s Xbox 360S game console, which was introduced in 2010 and discontinued earlier this year. Credit: Microsoft
The future prospects of commercial satcom meeting government and DoD needs is bright," said Intelsat General Corp. President Skot Butler.  "While we can’t wait for activities like the Wideband Analysis of Alternatives to conclude, and procurement decisions to be made, commercial moves quickly to meet emerging demands across our user segments, government and otherwise." Credit: Intelsat General Corp.

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