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Northrop Grumman and Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC, US Air Force Space Command) to brief on MilSatCom this November

08-21-2019 05:41 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Northrop Grumman and Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC, US

SMi Group Reports: Northrop Grumman and SMC will be presenting at Global MilSatCom 2019, this November in London.
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s deadline for four US spaceflight companies to submit their bids for US Air Force contracts, passed last week. These contracts will encompass all national security launches from 2022 to 2026.
One organisation that submitted its bid was Northrop Grumman, who have been developing their Omega rocket for this competition since at least 2016.
With this in mind, SMi Group are delighted to announce that Northrop Grumman’s Vice President, Kent Rominger will be presenting on the Omega Launch Service at the 21st Annual Global MilSatCom conference and Exhibition, taking place in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November 2019.

Presentation title: Omega Launch Service Overview
• Intermediate/heavy lift capability for national security missions
• Extremely reliable design leverages flight-proven technologies
• Experienced team dedicated to customer success
• On track for qualification launches in 2021
Presented Kent Rominger, Vice President and OmegA Capture Lead, Flight Systems Division, Northrop Grumman

Attendees of this year’s conference will also get the chance to hear from the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) - the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining US military space systems. SMC will be delivering two presentations on their new ‘go fast’ procurement efforts and reorganisation of 'SMC 2.0'.

Presentation 1) US Enterprise Communications
• System enterprise – moving ops from single purpose SATCOM to in depth, heterogenous service
• Roaming across purpose built and commercial constellations (WGS, HTS, HCS, PTS)
• Flexible enterprise including terminals, networks, management and control exploiting flexible “pool” capacity access via commercial and purpose-built space capacity blends
• Advanced Business Concepts to integrate purpose built and commercial products within common resource pool
• Pool benefits to the warfighter:
• Reliable assured access and surge support
• Higher resiliency
• Better affordability
• Timelines for SpEC OT terminal and enterprise prototyping and delivery in the mid-2020’s
Presented by Joe Vanderpoorten, Portfolio Architect, MILSATCOM Advanced Concepts, SMC, AFSPACE, US Air Force

Presentation 2) 'SMC 2.0.' Delivering the Capability Demanded by the Warfighter at EPIC SPEED
• SMC 2.0 – why we need it and what EPIC SPEED really means
• Enabling greater lethality and war-winning capability through a relentless drive towards innovation
• Moving from a stove-piped approach to the mission areas to an enterprise wide management style
• ‘Take the final leap’ steps to achieving FOC by 2020
• Delivering space supremacy with the same ownership as air superiority to always stay ahead of our adversaries
Presented by Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Air Force

The full conference agenda will also include over 50 expert speakers, representing: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, United Kingdom and the US.

The event brochure and full speaker line-up is available to download from the event website.

Plus, the event will also be returning with a pre-conference Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day will return on the 4th November, to further explore developments in LEO small satellite constellations and how to exploit these networks to deliver more capability on the ground.

For those interested in attending Global MilSatCom 2019, there is an early bird saving of £100 for places booked before 30th September.

Registrations can be made online at

Global MilSatCom 2019
Conference: 5 - 7 November, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK
Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus day: 4 November, St. James’ Court, London, UK
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Lead Sponsor: SES Networks
Gold Sponsor: Airbus
Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat
Sponsors: Avanti, COMSAT, GetSAT, GovSat, Inmarsat, Intelsat General, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Laser Communications Coalition (LCC), Northrup Grumman, Newtec, Oneweb, Raytheon, SES Government Solutions, Telesat, Thales, Viasat
Exhibitors: Datapath, Hytec Inter, Idirect, Inster, Marlink, Media Broadcast Satellite, PlaneWave Instruments, SCISYS UK, Skyrora, Spectra Group, Teledyne, US Air Force, Xtar
For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, please contact Alia Malick on

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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