Press Release

Satellite Industry Association Announces UltiSat as New Member

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2011
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Washington, D.C. September, 20, 2011 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) announces that UltiSat has joined as an Associate Member of SIA.

“SIA is delighted that Ultisat has joined our community,” said, SIA President, Patricia Cooper. “UltiSat’s broad-based perspective as both a satellite service provider and teleport operator will enhance SIA’s significant focus on facilities security and specialized services for key satellite sectors.”

A systems integrator and teleport operator based in Gaithersburg, MD, UltiSat provides global coverage and satellite communications solutions through its managed satellite network service VIPnet, and supporting ground infrastructure, network and systems design, and integration services. With its teleport in Denmark, UltiSat can access more than 100 satellites from 55*W to 70* and provide teleport services including managed network services; mobile satellite services; and ship-to-shore communications. UltiSat customers include government agencies, government contractors, telecommunications companies, NGOs, infrastructure operators and multinational enterprises. “As a new SIA member, and a growing satellite-communications company, UltiSat looks forward to supporting SIA in its continuing efforts on the policy, regulatory, and legislative issues that affect satellite businesses,” said M. G. Abutaleb, president and CEO, UltiSat, Inc.”


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 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;; DBSD North America, Inc.; EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Integral Systems, Inc.; Intelsat, Ltd.; Iridium Communications Inc.; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Loral Space & Communications, Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES WORLD SKIES; and TerreStar Networks, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: Arqiva Satellite and Media; 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.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Segovia, Inc.; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; Stratos Global Corporation; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; Trace Systems, Inc.; UltiSat, Inc.; and ViaSat, Inc. Additional information about SIA can be found at

SpaceRef staff editor.