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Hosted Payloads 2013: a Seismic Year

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Aired July 11, 2013 - Available on Demand Hosted payloads remains a hot topic in our industry and 2013 could be the year where we see that potential and promise become a more commercial reality. Deals have already been signed between AsiaSat/GeoMetWatch, Harris/Iridium and EMC/Arabsat. With the U.S. government expected to soon offer more clarity in terms of its direction, 2013 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the hosted payload industry. Join Via Satellite in this webinar with key players in the industry to find out where the hosted payload market goes next.



Key topics:

  • All eyes are on what the United States might do next in space policy. 
  • Commercial operators have long spoken about a closer collaboration with the U.S. military. We find out whether this is becoming a reality.
  • GeoMetWatch has signed one hosted payload deal, and could be on the lookout for more. Find out its unique perspective on these deals.
  • The advantages of hosted payload deals in terms of the costs involved in getting access to bandwidth. 
  • Obstacles/pitfalls about hosted payload deals.
  • Forecasts and projections for the hosted payload sector over the next 12 months.


Douglas LoverroDouglas Loverro
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

Douglas L. Loverro, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy. In this role he is responsible for establishing policy and guidance to assure U.S. and allied warfighters the benefits of space capabilities and to help guide the department’s strategy for addressing with space-related issues. He also leads departmental activities in international space cooperation.

David CrainDavid Crain

David Crain earned a doctorate in space sciences at the University of Texas and has spent the last eight years working at ITT Corporation, a provider of space based weather sensors. While at ITT, he served as the chief scientist for the GOES-R, HES and GLM programs. Previously, Dr. Crain was the algorithm development lead for the NPOESS CrIS program. He was a key protagonist in the recent hosted payload deal between AsiaSat and GeoMetWatch.


Mark HolmesMark Holmes
Editor, Via Satellite magazine

Mark Holmes is editor of Via Satellite and SatelliteTODAY.com, two industry leading titles in the satellite sector. Mark has been at Access Intelligence over eleven years, working on a variety of titles in telecoms, broadband, digital TV and satellite. Mark has been with AI’s Satellite Group for over four years. As well as writing across the Satellite Group’s broad range of products, Mark has also secured a number of top speakers for the annual Satellite event in Washington, as well as put together numerous PPV webinars over the last 2-3 years.

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