Press Release

Satellite Industry Association Organizes Technology Demonstration and Exhibit

By SpaceRef Editor
September 26, 2016
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced it is organizing a Senate Satellite Industry Technology Demonstration and Exhibition with honorary co-hosts Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Press and public are invited to join SIA to view the Exhibition in Room SH-902 on the 9th floor of the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET.

SIA Member Companies sponsors and participants include Boeing, DigitalGlobe, EchoStar Corporation and Hughes, Inmarsat, Inc., Iridium Communications Inc., Ligado Networks, Planet, Northrop Grumman Corporation, O3b Limited, SES Americom Inc., SSL, and ViaSat, Inc.

“Whether delivering ubiquitous communications, broadband services, imaging and remote sensing data, television entertainment, navigation signals or life-saving first responder data links, the satellite industry provides critical services wherever or whenever they are needed,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “This event showcases our members’ leading edge space-based solutions to regulators and policy makers and underscores the value of the satellite industry to U.S Government, Enterprise and Consumer customers and US society. We would like to thank our honorary co-hosts for the opportunity to demonstrate just how truly vital the industry is in providing global ubiquitous high technology solutions that can only be delivered by satellite.

“The satellite industry has been an important partner helping Congress set policy impacting the way we use technology to communicate and share information,” said Senator Warner, a former technology executive. “I thank them for their effort to showcase, right at our doorstep, some of the latest and most exciting satellite technology. I look forward to seeing how these innovations will provide the infrastructure we need to help shape the future of areas such as telecommunications, broadband, national security, entertainment, medicine, and countless others.”

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 www.sia.org.

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; COMSAT Inc.: DigitalGlobe Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; Hughes; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc.; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC.

SpaceRef staff editor.