6 August 2014
A panel of industry experts provided an overview of the current challenges and future opportunities in military satellite communications Tuesday afternoon at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego.

Referencing the forum’s theme -- “Connecting, Protecting, and Enhancing a Global Society” -- retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, the panel moderator, said, “In many ways MILSATCOM addresses each one of those things.” James, the deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an AIAA Associate Fellow, also noted that coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq relied on commercial communication satellites, “not those purely MILSATCOM capabilities.”
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