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Satellite Industry Association to Moderate Export Control Panel at NSS’ International Space Development Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
May 15, 2012
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Satellite Industry Association to Moderate Export Control Panel at NSS’ International Space Development Conference

Friday, May 25, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30pm Grand Hyatt Washington – 100 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will be moderating a panel on Export Control at the National Space Society’s (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC), on Friday, May 25 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, DC.

Patricia Cooper, President of SIA, will moderate a panel of distinguished export control policy experts, which will include: Ashley Bander, U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense/Space Policy; Carissa Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner, The Tauri Group; Kevin Schmadel, Vice President Government Relations, Universities Space Research Association (USRA); and, Mike Gold, General Counsel, Bigelow Aerospace. The panelists will discuss the recently released “Final Section 1248 Report”, the effect of the proposed reforms on the U.S. space industrial base and U.S. national security, as well as the pending companion legislation.

For registration and additional information about the NSS’s Annual International Space Development Conference, click on the following link: .


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.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc., and XTAR, LLC. Additional information about SIA can be found at Satellite Industry Association – 1200 18th Street, Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20036 Tel: +1 877 604 1313 Fax: +1 202 503 1590

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