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Will Telesat Lightspeed prove the capability for optical in mission critical comms?
Optical inter-satellite links have been discussed optimistically across the NewSpace market for a few years now as one of those emergent makeor-break possibilities that haven’t quite charmed the breadth of the industry but promise enviable results on paper. As one of the few players invested in the rewards of taking the risk on new technology, Telesat and its Lightspeed project has certainly been one to watch. J.J. Shaw, Vice President of Information, Security and Operations for Telesat Government Solutions spoke to us at MilSatCom 2022 to discuss the system’s capability.
Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Satellite Evolution Group
Sharpening eyes, ears, and teeth in a dangerous subsea environment
Dominance of the undersea domain – the underwater battlespace – will be achieved by the side best able to
understand and exploit the environment and maintain superior situational awareness. Maintaining that network requires reliable and flexible data exchange.
Justin Hains MBE, Business Development Manager, Forcys
Optimizing secure multi-transport networks for the military and the DoD
We are at a point with satellite technology and 5G, that is both exhilarating and hugely challenging especially as applied to military users. Security, resiliency, redundancy, and diversity are all critical to the success of communications networks that support defense operations. Rajeev Gopal, Vice President of advanced defense systems for Hughes Network Systems explains how both technological expertise and the ability to partner are key.
Crispin Littlehales, Executive Editor, Satellite Evolution Group
ESG objectives in defense
The energy crisis brought on by the ongoing situation in Ukraine has invited many conversations around the sustainability implications of geopolitical events and defense entities, even inviting conversations about
defense ESG (ethics, sustainability, and governance). Cvete Koneska, Head of Advisory at security intelligence firm Dragonfly has been fascinated by the evolving debates and was keen to discuss the future
sustainable and ethical landscape of the defense industry.
Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications
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