SIA Releases Principles of Space Safety for Commercial Satellite Industry

WASHINGTON, DC (SIA PR) — The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced the release of a set of Principles of Space Safety, drafted to help protect freedom of use and long-term access to space by ensuring safe flight operations for satellites, human spacecraft and other space missions.

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association that for more than two decades has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry regarding policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the commercial satellite business. 

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Dr. Scott Pace Receives SIA’s 2019 Satellite Leadership Award

Scott Pace (Credit: GWU)

Washington, D.C. (SIA PR) – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) announced the recipient of the Association’s satellite industry award at this year’s satellite industry Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC.  SIA President Tom Stroup presented the 2019 Satellite Leadership in Government Award to Dr. Scott Pace, currently the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. The award recognizes Dr. Pace’s distinguished career in the space industry.

In July 2017, President Trump appointed Dr. Scott Pace as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council which is tasked with advising and assisting the President regarding national space policy and strategy.  Prior to his appointment, Dr. Pace was the Director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University.  At NASA, Dr. Pace was the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation.  He previously served as Chief Technologist for Space Communications in NASA’s Office of Space Operations.  Dr. Pace also previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe.  Prior to NASA, Dr. Pace was the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Prior to his White House appointment, Dr. Pace worked for the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI).

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SIA Praises Administration Effort to Develop Sustainable Spectrum Strategy

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2018 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that it is commending the release of a Presidential Memorandum calling for the development of a long-term sustainable American spectrum plan.  In the Presidential Memo titled, “Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future” the President called for policy recommendations that recognize the importance of sustaining a spectrum environment for critical space networks and the need to develop a Spectrum Strategy Task Force which will include representation of the National Space Council.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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