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Hughes & EchoStar Executives Join the Conversation at SATELLITE 2023

Connect with Hughes at SATELLITE 2023

It’s that time of year again when satellite professionals from around the world descend upon Washington, DC for the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition. Since 1981, this event has been a cornerstone for many in the industry, bringing together a diverse group of technology leaders, government officials, engineering executives, service providers and more.

As always, the four-day program is packed with keynote presentations, dynamic panel discussions, networking receptions and plenty of time to explore the exhibit hall. Stop by and see the Hughes and EchoStar team at booth #1902, and mark your calendar for these informative sessions featuring our executives and thought leaders.

Monday, March 13

Paul Gaske, COO

Satellite Industry Financial Forecasts for 2023 (9:30am, Room 146 A/B) – Kick off the event with this panel examining the state of the satellite industry’s financial health in 2023, plus get insights on the industry’s ability to keep costs low while developing technologically advanced solutions.

Bhanu Durvasula, VP International

Do Orbits Matter? How to Compare the Performance and Economics of LEO, MEO, and GEO Satellites (9:30am, Room 147) – Understand the similarities, differences, costs and benefits of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites.

Reza Rasoulian, VP, Broadband Satellite Services

New Low-Profile Antenna Designs for the Mobility Sector (2:00pm, Room 146C) – With new low profile and flat panel antennas coming on the market, including a breakthrough design from Hughes, discover the latest developments and the impact on the mobility sector.

David Wigglesworth, VP Corporate Development

Smart Data Edge Processing Advancing Satellite IoT (3:15pm, Room 146C) – Dive into the rapidly expanding global industrial IoT (IIoT) market and find out how satellites will contribute to this new technology landscape.

Tuesday, March 14

Rick Lober, VP & GM, Government & Defense Division

The Role of Space-Based 5G in Military Communications (11:00am, Room 145 A/B) – Attend this panel to explore how the military can benefit from resilient, efficient and interoperable 5G capabilities. They’ll cover standardization, direct-to-device connectivity and how 5G can improve communications even in austere environments.

Shivaji Chatterjee, Executive Vice President, Hughes Communications India

Can Satellites Fulfill the Increasing, Insatiable Demand to Extend 3G, 4G LTE, & 5G Beyond Cities? (1:45pm, Room 146 A/B) – Get perspective on the surge in demand for satellite backhaul services around the world – can today’s satellites meet the challenge?  

Wednesday, March 15

Munira Jaffar, Director of Spectrum and Standards

The Collaborative Effort to Integrate Satellite Systems with 3GPP Mobile Networks (3:00pm, Room 146C) – Understand the technical progress made on the integration of networks following the widespread acceptance of the 3GPP mobile standard.

Thursday, March 16

Dr. Rajeev Gopal, VP, Advanced Programs

How AI and Space Technologies Combine to Benefit the Critical Mission (10:15am, Room 145 A/B) – This session explores how AI/ML programs can support critical military operations, along with the risks and security threats associated with these programs.

We’re looking forward to seeing industry colleagues at SATELLITE 2023 -- for more information about how to connect with Hughes at the upcoming show, visit