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What You Need to Know

2015 Editorial Planner

Download the 2015 Communication Planner

Issue Date
Special Editorial Reports
Editorial Feature
SpaceNews.com
Bonus Trade Show Distribution
Closing Date
JAN
5-Jan
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
12-Jan
Launch & Satellite Review & Forecast
Launch Report
PTC’15 (January 18-21)
2-Jan
19-Jan
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
9-Jan
26-Jan
2016 Procurement Forecast and Overview
Spotlight
16-Jan
FEB
2-Feb
Satellite Telecom
23-Jan
9-Feb
Launch Report
30-Jan
16-Feb
Military Space Quarterly
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
6-Feb
23-Feb
Spotlight
 Military Space (March 4-5)
13-Feb
MAR
2-Mar
Satellite Telecom
CABSAT 2015 (March 10-12)
20-Feb
9-Mar
Civil Space supplement
Launch Report
News from Goddard Memorial Symposium
Goddard Symposium (March 10-12)
27-Feb
16-Mar
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
News from Satellite 2015 (web and e-newsletter)
Satellite 2015 (March 16-19)
6-Mar
23-Mar
Spotlight
13-Mar
30-Mar
Military Satellite Communications
Satellite Telecom
20-Mar
APR
6-Apr
Launch Report
NAB (April 11-16)
27-Mar
13-Apr
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
Cyber 1.5 (April 13); 31st Space Symposium (April 13-16)
3-Apr
15-Apr
Space Symposium Supplement
27-Mar
16-Apr
Space Symposium Supplement
27-Mar
20-Apr
Spotlight
10-Apr
27-Apr
Military Space
Quarterly
17-Apr
MAY
4-May
Satellite Telecom
 Humans to Mars (May 5-7); MilSat Com Asia Pacific (May 13-14)
24-Apr
11-May
Newspace update
Launch Report
 LATSAT (May 20-21); ISDC 2015 (May 20-24)
1-May
18-May
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
Space Tech Expo (May 19-21);
SATCOM Africa (May 26-27); Global Space & Satellite Forum (May 26-27); CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum (June 1)
8-May
25-May
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
JUN
1-Jun
Satellite Telecom
22-May
8-Jun
Missile Defense
Launch Report
Paris Air Show (June 15-21)
29-May
15-Jun
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
News from Paris Air Show
5-Jun
22-Jun
Spotlight
GEOINT 2015 (June 21-24)
12-Jun
29-Jun
Civil Space supplement
Satellite Telecom
ISS Research & Development Conference (July 7-9)
19-Jun
JUL
6-Jul
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
13-Jul
Top Fixed Satellite Service Operators
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
Special Coverage of New Horizon Pluto Flyby
3-Jul
20-Jul
Spotlight
10-Jul
27-Jul
Military Space Quarterly
AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum and Exposition (July 27-29)
17-Jul
AUG
3-Aug
Satellite Telecom
AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference (August 8-13)
24-Jul
10-Aug
Launch Report
News from Small Sat
Space & Missile Defense Symposium (August 10-13)
31-Jul
17-Aug
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
24-Aug
Making a Difference
Spotlight
AIAA Space Conference (August 31-September 2)
14-Aug
31-Aug
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
SEP
7-Sep
Launch Report
Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (September 14-18)
28-Aug
14-Sep
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference (September 14-16); APSCC 2015 (September 22-24); MilSat Com Latin America (September 22-23)
4-Sep
21-Sep
Civil Space supplement
Spotlight
11-Sep
28-Sep
18-Sep
OCT
5-Oct
Satellite Telecom
News from ISPCS
ISPCS (October 7-8); IAC 2015 (October 12-16)
25-Sep
12-Oct
Launch Report
2-Oct
19-Oct
Newspace update
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
 CASBAA Convention (October 26-28)
9-Oct
26-Oct
Spotlight
MILCOM 2015 (October 26-28); von Braun Symposium (October 28-29); Global MilSat Com (November 4-6)
16-Oct
NOV
2-Nov
Military Space Quarterly
Satellite Telecom
23-Oct
9-Nov
Launch Report
SATCON 2015 (November 11-12); Space Tech Expo Europe (November 17-19)
30-Oct
16-Nov
Top 5 Companies to Watch
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
 SpaceCom (November 17-19)
6-Nov
23-Nov
Civil Space Supplement
Spotlight
13-Nov
30-Nov
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
DEC
7-Dec
2016 Wall Calendar Inserted into Issue
Launch Report
27-Nov
14-Dec
Annual Year in Review
Earth Science/Climate Monitoring
4-Dec
21-Dec
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
28-Dec
NO ISSUE PUBLISHED
THE 2015 COMMUNICATION PLANNER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
** The 2016 Wall Calendar will be poly-bagged with the December 7, 2015 issue. The closing date for the 2016 Wall Calendar is Aug. 28, 2015.

2015 Trade Show Planner

ISSUE TRADE SHOW DATES LOCATION TRADE SHOW WEBSITE
JAN 12-JAN Pacific Telecommunications Conference (PTC 2015) January 18-21 Honolulu, HI www.ptc.org
FEB 23-FEB Military Space March 4-5 London, UK www.smi-online
9-MAR Goddard Memorial Symposium March 10-12 Greenbelt, MD www.astronautical.org
16-MAR Satellite 2015 March 16-19 W ashington, DC www.satshow.com
APR 6-APR National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) April 11-16 Las Vegas, NV www.nabshow.com
13-APR Cyber 1.5 Classified & 31st Space Symposium April 13-16 Colorado Springs, CO www.spacesymposium.org
MAY 4-MAY Humans to Mars Summit May 5-7 Washington, DC http://h2m.exploremars.org/
4-MAY MilSat Com Asia Pacific May 13-14 Singapore http://smi-online.co.uk
11-MAY International Space Development Conference (ISDC) May 20-24 Toronto, Ontario, Canada http://isdc.nss.org/
11-MAY LATSAT May 20-21 Mexico City, Mexico www.latsat-congreso.com/en/
18-MAY Space Tech Expo May 19-21 Long Beach, CA www.spacetechexpo.com
18-MAY SATCOM Africa 2015 May 26-27 Johannesburg, South Africa www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/satcom-africa/
18-MAY Global Space and Satellite Forum May 26-27 Abu Dhabi, UAE www.gssforum.com
18-MAY CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum June 1 Shangri-La, Singapore www.casbaa.com
 JUN 8-JUN Paris Air Show June 15-21 Paris, France www.paris-air-show.com
22-JUN GEOINT 2015 June 21-24 Washington, DC www.geoint2015.com
29-JUN AAS ISS Research and Development Conference July 7-9 Boston, MA www.astronautical.org
 JUL 27-JUL AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition July 27-29 Orlando, FL www.aiaa.org
AUG 3-AUG AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference August 8-13 Logan, UT www.smallsat.org
10-AUG Space & Missile Defense Symposium August 10-13 Huntsville, AL www.smdsymposium.org
24-AUG AIAA Space Conference & Expo August 31-Sept 2 Pasadena, CA www.aiaa.org
SEP 7-SEP Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week September 14-18 Paris, France www.satellite-business.com
14-SEP Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference September 14-16 National Harbor, MD www.afa.org
14-SEP APSCC 2015 September 22-24 Seoul, Korea www.apscc.or.kr
OCT 5-OCT ISPCS 2015 October 7-8 Las Cruces, NM www.ispcs.com
5-OCT IAC 2015 October 12-16 Jerusalem, Israel www.iac2015.org
 19-OCT CASBAA 2015 October 26-28 Hong Kong www.casbaaconvention.com
26-OCT MILCOM 2015 October 26-28 Tampa, FL www.milcom.org
26-OCT AAS Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium October 28-29 Huntsville, AL www.astronautical.org
26-OCT Global MilSat Com November 4-6 London, UK www.smi-online.co.uk
NOV 9-NOV SATCON 2015 November 11-12 New York, NY www.satconexpo.com
9-NOV Space Tech Expo Europe November 17-19 Bremen, Germany www.spacetechexpo.eu
16-NOV SpaceCom 2015 November 17-19 Houston, TX www.spacecomexpo.com
THE 2015 TRADE SHOW PLANNER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Print Ad Specification

SpaceNews is printed web offset, saddle stitched and trimmed. Final size of publication is 10.5” x 14”. All advertising art must be corrected for a 20% dot gain and the use of SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Printing) standards.

Download Print Ad Specifications PDF

Images/Rules and Frames

  • Images must be CMYK. No spot color or PMS. Colors will be converted to CMYK process equivalent. Black and white images are in grayscale mode.
  • Use a minimum input resolution of 300 dpi for images scanned at their final image size.
  • For line art, or scanned text, use a minimum of 1200 dpi.
  • Rules and frames for graphics and images should not be less than .25 point.
  • All partial page ads with no hard edge are required to have a rule/border to separate it from editorial content.

Ink

  • No less than 10% is recommended for a flat tint for consistent reproduction.
  • Total Ink – maximum of 300%.

Typography

  • BLACK TYPE – We recommend using type sized at 6 point or larger.
  • COLOR TYPE – Type using two or more over-printing inks. Should be no less than 10 point sans serif. Serif type is not recommended.
  • REVERSE TYPE – Serif fonts are not recommended. Type reversed out of a single ink area should be no less than 10 point (sans serif bold). Type reversed out of two or more overprinting colors should be no less than 10 point (sans serif bold). When reversing type out of a screened single-ink background, the background screen should be at least 30% in tonal value. Screen type reversed in a solid color must not exceed 20% tint in tonal value if both the type and back-ground are the same color.
  • OVERPRINTED TYPE- Overprint type is not recommended in areas exceeding 30% tonal value.

Proofs

SpaceNews requires a proof be supplied with all color and black and white materials. Without a hard copy proof, SpaceNews cannot assume responsibility for reproduction. SWOP proofs are required for proper color reproduction. For content, we can work with contract, color laser or black and white laser proofs. Please note that we cannot guarantee color match with these types of proofs and we are not responsible for color reproduction. Full payment will be required.

File Formats

We prefer that your files be either EPS or PDF formats. Be sure to use “print optimized” settings when creating your PDF. This will ensure that all of your fonts are included and your images are high resolution. These formats provide the most effective means for transmitting and printing across a variety of operating systems.

If you cannot provide an EPS or PDF, we will accept creative composed in the following applications (with all fonts and images included): Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6 and Photoshop. Files that do not meet specifications or require additional work, may incur charges.

Delivery of Materials

Materials should be submitted via the online ad portal – https://spacenewsads.sendmyad.com

  • Follow the instructions to create an account and upload your materials.
  • Please email your SpaceNews account representative when creative is submitted.

Any hard copy proofs and physical media should be sent to the following address:

SpaceNews
1414 Prince Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Issue and Closing Deadlines

SpaceNews is published on Mondays. Closing for space and copy is NOON FRIDAY, 10 days prior to the issue date.

  • Cancellation for premium positions is NOON MONDAY, four weeks prior to ad closing date. Cancellations after closing date will result in full payment for space, plus a premium charge. An exception will be made for “launch creative” in the event of failure.
  • If advertising material arrives after stated deadline, SpaceNews assumes no responsibility for expressed reproduction, positioning or other related matters surrounding the insertion. Full payment for the ad will be required.

Agency Commission

A 15% agency commission is available to recognized agencies.

Creative Questions? Contact between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern

Lance Marburger, Art Director
[email protected]

Trade Show Supplement Specifications

Supplements are printed web offset, on gloss paper, saddle stitched and trimmed to 10.75” x 13.75”.

Download Show Supplement Specifications PDF

two-page

Images/Rules and Frames

  • Images must be CMYK, single colors will be converted to CMYK process equivalent. Black and white images are in grayscale mode.
  • Use a minimum input resolution of 300 dpi for images scanned at their final image size. For line art, or scanned text, use a minimum of 800 dpi.
  • Rules and frames for graphics and images should not be less than .5 point.

Ink

  • Total Ink – maximum of 300%.

Typography

  • BLACK TYPE – We recommend using type sized at 6 point or larger.
  • COLOR TYPE – Type using two or more overprinting inks should be no less than 10 point sans serif.
  • REVERSE TYPE – Type reversed out of a single ink area should be no less than 8 point (sans serif bold). Type reversed out of two or more overprinting colors should be no less than 10 point(sans serif bold). SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications)
    Standards can be found at the Specifications for Web Offset Publications at: www.swop.org.

Proofs

  • SpaceNews requires that a proof be supplied.

File Formats
We prefer that your files be either EPS or PDF formats. Be sure to use “print optimized” settings when creating your PDF. This will ensure that all of your fonts are included and your images are high resolution. If you cannot provide an EPS or PDF, we will accept creative composed in the following applications (with all fonts and images included): Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Physical Media

  • CDs/DVDs

Delivery of Supplement Materials
Materials should be submitted via the
SpaceNews FTP site : ftp://ftpupload.spacenews.com/

Please send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] once creative has been uploaded.

Send supplement materials to:
Attn: Lance Marburger, Art Director
1414 Prince Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (571) 356-9601

Trade Show Supplement Products and Specifications

MID-WEEK SHOW SUPPLEMENTS
Select “guest” and then drag and drop your file into the folder
ftp://ftpupload.spacenews.com/

SpaceNews Trade Show Supplement Bags are printed on 1.75 millimeter standard white polybag material. Images are printed two color and/or one color on both sides. Supplements are inserted into plastic bags and delivered door-to-door to hotel attendees.

polybag

Supplement Bag Print Requirements

  • Supply camera-ready artwork separated with registration marks when more than one color imprint is required.
  • Maximum 60 line screen on all spot colored bags.
  • Original vector art created in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
  • All fonts converted to paths, curves or outlines.

We do not recommend overprinting spot colors due to contamination of ink colors. If your design requires you to overprint, we recommend you use a dark color on overprint and light on the under print text. This will help minimize a change in color where the images overprint.

Internet/Email Delivery of all Supplement Bag Materials
Furnish an EPS file with a PDF for visual. Files should be emailed to Candy Fuentes at
[email protected]. Please send an email confirmation to your sales representative once materials are sent.

Trade Show Supplement Bellybands are printed on 70# gloss paper, trimmed to 10.75” x 6”, jogged to the foot, and saddle stitched to the outside of the supplement. Includes back cover ad.

bellyband

 

 

 

 

Please refer to Trade Show Supplement Specifications for Images, Ink, Type, Proofs and File Formats.

Internet/Email Delivery of Bellyband Materials
A high-resolution, print ready PDF should be emailed to Candy Fuentes at [email protected]. Please send an email confirmation to your sales representative once materials are sent.