Satellite Revenues Continue to Grow

Several tiny satellites are featured in this image from the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2017 (SIA PR) – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today released its 2017 State of the Satellite Industry Report at an industry briefing held in Washington, D.C. For 20 years, SIA has been publishing the leading analysis of the satellite industry.

The industry report produced by Bryce Space and Technology, LLC, is derived from proprietary surveys of satellite companies, in-depth public information, and independent analysis which are combined to assess the performance of key satellite industry sectors including satellite services, ground equipment, launch services and manufacturing.


SIA Urges Congress to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank ASAP

SIA_logoWASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2015 (SIA PR) – Satellite Industry Association (SIA) President Tom Stroup today issued the following statement urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

“As lost opportunities for domestic commercial satellite manufacturers continue to mount, SIA urges Congressional leadership to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Without Ex-Im Bank, U.S. commercial satellite manufacturers are increasingly uncompetitive in a global marketplace where foreign buyers account for roughly 75 percent of all commercial satellite sales.


AIA, SIA Hail House Bill to Remove Satellites From ITAR List

SIA and AIA PR — SIA and AIA welcome a proposed amendment to H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, that would authorize the president to remove satellites and related components from the U.S. Munitions List, subject to certain restrictions and congressional oversight.

More than a decade ago, Congress passed legislation that required all commercial satellites, satellite components, associated technical data and related ground equipment to be treated as “munitions” for export licensing purposes. SIA and AIA have long encouraged Congress to adopt legislation that would allow the executive branch to determine the appropriate export licensing policy for commercial satellites and related items, just as it does for all other technologies that are subject to U.S. export licensing.