NewSat of Australia will be represented by Greg Cowie who will brief the space communications industry of the upcoming Ka band satellite- Jabiru 1. The satellite is being manufactured by Lockheed Martin and is expected to be completed by 2014. Jabiru will be operating from a geostationary orbital slot to serve Asia-Pacific, Middle East and African regions with Ka band spectrum and hosted payload.
MilSatCom Asia was introduced by The SMi Group to help the Asian Satcom operators respond better to the growing demand for satellite communications services in the region and around the world.
Other key officials attending MilSatCom Asia are: Jonathan Hung, president, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA); Major General (Dr) Siva Kumar, CEO, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Department of Science and Technology, India; Commodore Roger Boyce, director general of ICT Policy and Planning, Department of Defence, Australia; Masayuki Iwaike, director of Missile Defence and Space Policy and Planning, Policy Division, Bureau of Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence, Japan; Gordon McMillan, director GX Government Services EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Inmarsat; Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, JS01 CIS (J6), New Zealand Defence Force; Dr. Muhammad Riaz Suddle, Director for PakSat-1R Programme, SUPARCO (Pakistan Space Agency); Major John Genouw, COMOPSLAND/G6/ReqMat, Joint Operational Support Division, Ministry of Defence, Belgium.
Delegates from both business and government sectors will also discuss their respective space communications projects, military interoperability and the latest developments in the space sector. Other participants include Thuraya, Astrium Services, Cobham Technical Services, Inmarsat Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI), Hughes Network Systems, AddValue Innovations, Arianespace, MeaSat, Dal Bisness Telekom, Lockheed Martin, Artel and MCC Corporation.
MilSatCom be held at Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore from May 9 to 10 in Singapore.