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SMi Group, the organisers of Global MIlSatCom are proud to announce the inaugural MilSatCom West Coast conference will take place in Los Angeles on the 11th and 12th June 2019 – a key calendar meeting for  Military Satellite  professionals that are driving innovation across the space enterprise.

Featuring high level briefings from senior leadership across industry, government and allied partner states, MilSatCom West Coast will explore how organisational efforts such as SMC 2.0 are facilitating the space supremacy that is demanded by the warfighter.


Additionally, the conference will provide a forum for senior military and industry authorities to collaborate in the development, acquisition, deployment and sustainability of space-enabled communications that support allied objectives.

Exploring both provision of SATCOM and PNT, EO, COMSATCOM, Remote Sensing  & Small Satellite Expansion – along with an assessment of the SSA and SST implications of these systems – MilSatCom West Coast will provide a holistic overview of developments in the 4th domain.


 

At this year’s conference there will once again be an array of networking opportunities:

  • Meet and network with over 140 attendees from defence agencies, militaries and governments and industry over 4 hours of breaks, as well as an anticipated post-conference drinks reception
  • Engage with an array of vendors, including disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley as well as established industrial partners that lead in the SATCOM domain
  • Join key industry and military thought leaders shaping how the US space enterprise is developed through partnerships and innovation

Key reasons to attend:

  • Listen to vital updates from the Space and Missile Systems Centre and learn how SMC 2.0 will revolutionise acquisition and procurement processes for space systems
  • Learn from allied partners across the APAC region and beyond on where opportunity areas for greater partnerships can be developed
  • Explore key topics at the centre of US space-reorganisation including SMC 2.0, the US Space Force, mega-constellation deployment and future provision of WGS and AEHF for the warfighter
     

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Renaissance Los Angeles

9620 Airport Blvd USA, Los Angeles, USA

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XTAR, LLC

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http://www.xtar.com/

XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

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