Jen DiMascio

Jen DiMascio
Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Jen manages Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.
 
Prior to taking on her current role, Jen was Aviation Week's Congressional Editor. Jen came to Aviation Week in March 2011 from Politico, where she covered the intersection of defense and politics. She also worked as a reporter and editor for Defense Daily, Inside the Army, The Other Paper and The Columbus Dispatch.
 
Jen received a Master’s degree in journalism as a Kiplinger Fellow at the Ohio State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from the University of Michigan.
 

Articles
Maxar President/CEO Howard Lance Discusses The Company’s Recasting 
The head of space conglomerate Maxar Technologies explains why it rebranded as a U.S. company and what the increasingly nearer-term future of the satellite, imagery and commercial space sector looks like.
Podcast: A Wild Week In Aerospace
Defense contractors are big winners as a U.S. budget deal supercharges military funding, but commercial contractors could be casualties as a U.S.-China trade dispute escalates. Aviation Week editors weigh in on the implications.
Congress Provides $600M For Two WGS Satellites 
The bill provides a total of $675.8 million for Wideband Global Satcom, including an additional $600 million to buy WGS-11 and WGS-12.
The Week In Defense, March 22-29, 2018 
UK’s new ‘Lanca’ UCAV; Australia’s naval aviation fleet takes shape; GPS OCX enters new software development phase; Stratcom head assesses plutonium pit status.
Satellite Industry Scrambles For New Footing 
Manufacturers diversify spacecraft and operating orbits to keep up with changing markets.
Airbus Space’s View of the Satellite Market
Aviation Week editors talk with Airbus Space Chief about the OneWeb venture into the small satellite, low Earth orbit market and navigating the dramatic changes in the industry.
Wideband Communications May Require ‘Hybrid’ System 
When it comes to updating the U.S. military’s future protected sat comm needs, finding a solution may involve different approaches and industry demos of tech.
The Week In Defense, March 15-22, 2018 
Russia confirms ICBM silo ejection test; the new, new Indian-fighter contest; Qatar signs NH90 deal; and the Philippines new UAV.
Airbus Produces First Two OneWeb Test Satellites 
Airbus has produced the first two test assets of OneWeb’s constellation of 900 low Earth orbit communications satellites.
Blue Origin Signs Two More Customers For New Glenn 
Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. and muSpaceTech have signed contracts with Blue Origin for launch services aboard New Glenn.
Satellites Enabling Expansion Of Broadband Reach 
The makers of satellite-enabling systems are announcing new teaming arrangements to tap underserved broadband internet service markets.
The Week in Defense, (March 9-15, 2018) 
Did Brexit slow European UCAV development?; Lockheed’s space fence scheduled for operations in 2019; Singapore keeps defense dollars steady and Japan interested in Phalanx weapons upgrade.
Podcast: The New Cold War Footing
In response to new threats from China and Russia, the U.S. is putting its energy into hypersonic technologies and rethinking its plan for the next-generation of air superiority.
Fast Five: Skot Butler, President of Intelsat General 
Intelsat is driving innovation in the way it transmits data to smaller and smaller terminals and in its business models.
Lockheed Teases Advanced Missile Defense Payloads 
Lockheed Martin is working on payloads that can meet the needs for a future missile warning satellite.
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