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Surrey US at SATELLITE 2014: Innovating to Stimulate New Markets

The annual SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition is one of the key events for the global satellite-enabled communications community because of the breadth and depth of the 60-plus conference session topics and the opportunity to build networks with more than 300 organizations and over 12,000 professionals on the exhibition floor.
Surrey booth at Satellite 2104. Dr. John Paffett at left, Brent Abbott at right)
The Surrey Satellite US team was at SATELLITE 2014, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., March 10–13, and we appreciated the opportunity to reconnect and collaborate with partners, customers, and industry colleagues. With our wide portfolio of flexible systems suitable for LEO and GEO communications, we enjoyed many interesting discussions about how Surrey’s solutions can meet the growing demand for cost-effective capacity across many markets.

Our approach of leveraging innovation to create efficiencies throughout the overall system, from the satellite to the ground segment and through to the end user, enables us to stimulate new markets through lowering the costs to entry, whether the solution or service is delivered as a dedicated mission or as a hosted payload. Our CEO Dr. John Paffett participated in the March 10th Hosted Payload Forum Panel “Smallsats vs. Hosted Payloads: How Tough a Choice is it?” He commented, “It is not hosted payloads versus small satellites; it is about closing a business case.”

While Surrey possesses acknowledged hosted payload and mission integration expertise, Paffett also noted that changing the culture within some government institutions to be more receptive to hosted payloads and commercial programs is a slow process;  however, with the right leadership, the environment will be created to allow mind-sets to change and for organizations to benefit from the many advantages of a market-led approach.


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