Maxar leaders to discuss how the company is harnessing disruptive technologies to address expanding market opportunities and accelerate innovation for the new space economy Maxar Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets will have a strong presence at the SATELLITE 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. In a conference keynote and panel sessions, the company will highlight the power of its diversified commercial capabilities, including LEO and GEO satellite systems for high resolution Earth observation and communications; next-generation high throughput technology; on-orbit servicing and assembly; and advanced signal and imagery processing. Howard Lance will deliver the opening keynote on Thursday morning and will address how Maxar Technologies has unlocked the power of four market-leading space brands, MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions, with unmatched advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise. He will share examples of how the growing demand for data, insights and communications is driving a space renaissance that will help to build a better world. “At Maxar, we play at the nexus of the New Space Economy,”said Howard L. Lance, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxar. “Our purpose is to ‘build a better planet’ and together we’re doing just that. This is disruption happening on a global scale and I see it as a vast opportunity. When each company expands the ‘world of the possible’ in space, it benefits all of us.” SSL Group President Dario Zamarian will participate in the Wednesday morning opening session titled, “Satellite Manufacturers: Building for an Increasingly Interconnected World.” He will discuss satellite manufacturing trends such as advances in very high throughput satellites to meet the growing demand for data connectivity, and smaller standardized platforms that depend on software and on board processing to define the satellite’s performance. Other Maxar Technologies executives will provide insights at the following panel sessions: Wednesday, March 14
  • At 1:45 p.m., Maxar Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Walter Scott will discuss regulatory issues during a panel titled: “Commercial Earth Observation Data for Government: Use Cases and Regulatory Pathway.”
  • At 3:15 p.m., SSL Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space Al Tadros will discuss how robotics and on orbit servicing will help define the next-generation space infrastructure during a panel titled: “How In-Orbit Servicing Benefits Commercial Space Businesses” panel.
Thursday, March 15
  • At 10:00 a.m., DigitalGlobe Director of Business Development Kumar Navulur will participate in a panel session on “Advances in Earth Imagery and Data Capturing Technology.”
Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., March 12-15, 2018, SATELLITE 2018 unites more than 14,500 satellite and space professionals from around the globe, offering a world-class conference program driven by the industry’s leading experts, thought leaders, and innovators.
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