U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, center, ripped into the satellite industry for what he called self-defeating intransigence over sharing of Ka-band spectrum. Credit: FCC
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, shown above speaking at CASBAA in 2013, said SpaceX doesn't "have a lot of effort" going into designing a 4,000-satellite broadband constellation Elon Musk announced in January. Credit: CASBAA video
Craig Cooning, president of Boeing Space and Network Services, said the Defense Department's investment and United Launch Alliance's internal R&D funds could be enough to develop the new Vulcan rocket.
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Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver, said the company is hoping to complete work on the first GPS 3 satellite by August, even though the Air Force has said the satellite would launch no earlier than 2017. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson
Doug Loverro, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaking March 7 at the Satellite 2016 conference.  Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson
Europasat/Hellas-sat 3. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command
Eric Beranger (left) and Mark Spiwak (right) are the satellite production chiefs at Airbus and Boeing, respectively. Credit: Airbus/Boeing