Press Release

HawkEye 360 Joins Satellite Industry Association

By SpaceRef Editor
January 26, 2017
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that HawkEye 360 has joined SIA as its latest Affiliate member. HawkEye 360 is developing a new, space-based radio frequency (RF) mapping and analytics system that aims to help commercial enterprises and governmental entities make critical decisions, save lives and better track assets. The Company plans to launch and deploy a constellation of small satellites in low- Earth orbit at less than 600 km (383 miles) from the Earth’s surface, to identify, locate and analyze RF signals globally. The reports generated from these geolocated wireless signals will aim to help monitor transportation networks across air, land and sea; determine spectrum usage and interference; and detect and locate emergency beacons activated in life-threatening situations.

“SIA is very pleased to welcome HawkEye 360 and their small satellite and RF monitoring network technology expertise to the Association,” said Tom Stroup, SIA’s President. “The Company’s plans to design and deploy a LEO constellation of satellites to support a RF technology intelligence network is just another example of the exciting technological innovation currently being developed by the industry. Such satellite innovation could be used to support numerous commercial and government applications along with the potential to monitor spectrum usage and interference and it makes HawkEye 360 an ideal new addition to SIA.”

“The satellite industry is poised to experience significant growth with the proliferation of smallsats, and the SIA will play an instrumental role in shaping that expansion,” said Chris DeMay, Chief Operating Officer of HawkEye 360. “We look forward to working with the SIA and its membership on what promises to be an exciting future for our industry.”

SIA is a full-service trade association that represents commercial satellite companies as the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information regarding SIA membership and a complete list of SIA member categories and benefits, please click HERE.

About HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 is developing a constellation of small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) to generate reports on wireless signals that can be used to track and monitor global transportation networks, assist with emergencies, as well as other data analytics services. The company seeks to provide highly accurate maritime situational awareness, collecting information about vessels to create a wealth of current and historical data useful for commercial planning and monitoring, as well as emergency response. Similar data will be available for airborne and land-based transportation and logistics industries. More information about the company can be found at

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; SSL; and ViaSat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin: DigitalGlobe Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc.; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Semper Fortis Solutions; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; HawkEye 360; Wiley Rein LLP

SpaceRef staff editor.