Press Release

Newsat America Joins The Satellite Industry Association

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2012
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Washington, D.C. May 31, 2012 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that NewSat America, Inc. has joined as a new member.

“SIA is pleased to welcome NewSat America, further strengthening SIA’s role as “Voice of the Satellite Industry,” SIA President, Patricia Cooper said. Diego Paldao, Senior Director Americas for NewSat America said “NewSat America is very excited about joining the SIA and contributing to its ongoing efforts in support of the satellite industry. We are honored to join such a distinguished group of companies and look forward to strengthening the existing partnerships and creating new ones.”

NewSat America is a U.S. subsidiary of Australian satellite communications provider NewSat Ltd. NewSat America supports U.S. customers, including the U.S. government and the DoD, and customers headquartered throughout the Americas. NewSat Ltd. currently operates a network of teleports in Australia accessing over 12 satellites in C- and Ku-band, with coverage to 75 percent of the world for voice, video and data services, including to the West coast of the United States. NewSat plans to expand its satellite capabilities with the Jabiru Satellite Program, beginning with the planned launch and operation of Ku band on Jabiru-2 in Q4 of 2013 and the Ka band Jabiru-1 satellite in Q4 2014.


SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. Since its creation more than fifteen years ago, SIA has become the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business.

SIA Executive Members include: Artel, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The DIRECTV Group; EchoStar Satellite Services LLC; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Intelsat, S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES S.A.; and Space Systems/Loral. SIA Associate Members include: ATK Inc.; Cisco; Cobham SATCOM Land Systems; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat, Inc.; GE Satellite; Globecomm Systems, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; Marshall Communications Corporation.; NewSat America, Inc.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc., and XTAR, LLC.

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