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Beware ‘the new Trojan Horse’: Why cyber hardening is imperative to government defence

3 May 2022

Based in Ornsköldsvik, Sweden, Clavister AB supplies communication service providers, governments, enterprises, and managed security service providers in more than 150 countries with virtual cyber security and digital threat deterrence software. The company’s Cyber Armor solution provides military vehicles with embedded defence against cyber-attacks, regardless of their origin.

Beware ‘the new Trojan Horse’: Why cyber hardening is imperative to government defence

Stefan Brodin, Head of Defence, Clavister

Stefan Brodin, Head of Defence, Clavister

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

2 May 2022

Dragonfly, a specialist security intelligence firm, helps organisations stay a step ahead of security and crisis risks. We spoke with the company’s newly appointed Head of Advisory, Cvete Koneska, to get her opinion on the risks facing the satellite and space industries now that sanctions have been placed against Russia.

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

1 May 2022

War and disaster are an unfortunate staple of our news cycles. In such times of hardship, the mission critical communications that connect aid workers can be the only hope of the victims of catastrophe. With exclusive comment from Najwa Natalie Ayoub, Market Development Manager for Government and the UN-NGO/Relief Sector at Thuraya, we take a look at the sector.

NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

30 April 2022

Satellite communications (satcoms) are increasingly critical for global security, prosperity, and competitiveness amongst nations. They’ve become a priceless tool for defence, security, humanitarian and emergency response, and diplomatic communications. It is of paramount importance for any national defence or multi-national government satcom strategy to take into consideration the innovations happening in space and on the ground to ensure an operational edge.

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

25 April 2022

Carol Craig, a self-described “astropreneur” and unconventional CEO, was the first female owner-founder of a space company, Sidus Space, to put her organization on the NASDAQ earlier this year. Her company strives to provide development solutions for space industries, as well as a modular satellite-as-a-service model in their LizzieSat platform.

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

The future of military and commercial connectivity

24 April 2022

ETL Systems are a market leader in RF design and manufacturing with a 35-year prestige. They have played a role in determining how military satcoms perform and continue to define innovation in the industry. Andrew Bond, Sales and Marketing Director told us about how the company views current connectivity challenges, and what needs to be done to overcome them

The future of military and commercial connectivity

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Shaping a cloud-native future for 5G, with the use of Kubernetes

24 April 2022

According to UK-based market research firm, Precision Report, the global Container and Kubernetes market is expected to reach a value of US$2,178 million by 2024 as operators and providers worldwide continue to move from legacy equipment to modernized, streamlined, and automated solutions. Where mass 5G rollout is concerned, operators are leveraging cloudnative solutions to drive the massive scaling of services and applications

Shaping a cloud-native future for 5G, with the use of Kubernetes

Brooke Frischemeier, Senior Director of Product Management, Robin.io

Brooke Frischemeier, Senior Director of Product Management, Robin.io

Reducing interference issues between 5G and C-band satellite communications

24 April 2022

The re-allocation of C-band for mid-band wide area coverage of 5G presents increased interference issues between new networks and existing RF systems. UK-based Filtronic, which last year received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2021, is helping its customers resolve the situation.

Reducing interference issues between 5G and C-band satellite communications

Ben Snow, Field Sales Engineer, Filtronic

Ben Snow, Field Sales Engineer, Filtronic

Space crash

24 April 2022

Many have regarded space as being above the ups and owns of Earthly politics, and for good reason. Since the creation of the International Space Station (ISS) and the 1998 signing of Space Station Treaty by the United States, the European Union, Canada, Japan, and Russia, astronauts and cosmonauts have worked side by side on scientific experiments and technological advances that have benefited Earth’s inhabitants. However, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has now jeopardized not only the balance of power aboard the ISS, but also the multi-national satellite and space industry itself.

Space crash

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Revolutionizing the way to space

23 April 2022

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. The company’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. Moog has designed and manufactured components and systems for satellites and launch vehicles for more than 60 years and is dedicated to revolutionizing a way to space by continuing to make significant investments in its propulsion facilities as well as to conduct research and development on less toxic propellants.

Revolutionizing the way to space

Katie Gibas, Space Sector Marketing Communications Manager and Shae Williams, Ph.D., Moog Senior Project Engineer

Katie Gibas, Space Sector Marketing Communications Manager and Shae Williams, Ph.D., Moog Senior Project Engineer

Testing live prototype technologies in space

22 April 2022

The PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration (PERIOD) project is a combined effort coordinated by the Horizon2020 Project and funded by the European Commission which tests live prototype technologies in
space to illustrate the potential for in-orbit applications. We spoke to Dr Stéphane Estable, PERIOD project Coordinator and System Architect for Airbus Defence & Space, about the project’s aims, action plan, and how its success could change the industry.

Testing live prototype technologies in space

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Digitizing gateways for NewSpace: The ticket to play in the virtual satellite world

21 April 2022

When Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz developed the modern binary system 350 years ago, the digitization of the modern world was set into motion. Most enterprises on Earth have long embraced “digital transformation” to advance their business operations and benefit from the replacement or augmentation of physical devices with virtual functions. However, due to the nature of working in space, the satellite industry has been one of the last to fully adopt today’s most widely spoken language: zeros and ones.

Digitizing gateways for NewSpace: The ticket to play in the virtual satellite world

Jonathan Baker, Chief Technology Officer, Kratos Antenna Solutions

Jonathan Baker, Chief Technology Officer, Kratos Antenna Solutions