Satellites as Part of the 5G Ecosystem


This conference will help to describe the role of satellites in our future connected world: A world where coverage, capacity and speed will help bolster the economy through a diverse set of new technology and applications. For further details, registration, exhibitor and sponsorship information, please visit

SIA Special Event: Review of the State of the Satellite Industry Report


2017 SIA Leadership Dinner

20th Annual SIA Leadership Dinner

On Monday, March 6th, 2017, SIA hosted its 20th Annual Leadership Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) and FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly provided keynote addresses. Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology with the FCC received the 2017 Satellite in Leadership Government Award.  To view more than 100 photographs from the evening, please visit SIA’s photoshare album page.

12th Annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop


The 2016 DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop took place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA from December 14th-16th.  As one of the year’s most anticipated industry events, the Workshop brought together government leaders from DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as commercial satellite industry operators, service providers, integrators, ground equipment suppliers, and manufacturers. This Workshop is the industry’s chance to exhibit their latest satellite-based solutions as they join Government decision-makers, participants and speakers plus many more.  SIA was pleased to welcome back U.S. Strategic Command as the co-sponsor of the 2016 event.  For further details, registration, exhibitor and sponsorship information, please visit the workshop website at

2016 Senate Satellite Technology Demonstration and Exhibition


On September 28th, SIA organized a Senate Satellite Industry Technology Demonstration and Exhibition with honorary co-hosts  Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), pictured speaking above, and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO).  The event was held at the Hart Senate Office Building.  SIA Member Company sponsors and exhibitors included 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.   

This is the third annual tech demo event following previous Congressional and FCC exhibitions.  The tech demo series is designed to showcase SIA members’ leading edge space-based solutions to regulators and policy makers while underscoring the value of the satellite industry to U.S Government, Enterprise and Consumer customers and US society.

To view more than 100 photos from the event, please visit SIA photoshare album page at the link HERE.

2016 SIA Leadership Dinner and Industry Awards Evening


On March 7th, SIA hosted its 19th Annual Leadership Dinner at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.   Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler provided keynote addresses.  Lt Gen John W. Raymond, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force and Winston Caldwell, Vice President, Spectrum Engineering, Advanced Engineering, Fox Networks Group received satellite industry awards.

To view more than 100 photographs from the evening, please visit SIA’s photoshare album page at the link HERE.

SIA Organized Government and Military Forum at SATELLITE 2016

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SIA 20th Anniversary Reception – Sept 30th at the Folger Shakespeare Library


On September 30th, SIA held a reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Association.  More than 150 attendees from the DoD, NSC, FCC and the satellite industry attended the event.

To view more than 100 photographs from the evening, please visit SIA’s photoshare album page at the link below.

2015 SIA Congressional Satellite Technology Demo and Exhibition – July 8th at the Rayburn House Office Building


On July 8, 2015, SIA organized a Congressional Satellite Industry Tech Demo and Exhibition on the Hill at the Rayburn House Office Building. The event was co-hosted by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)  and Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5) (pictured above, second from the left) and it drew an estimated audience of more than 130 persons including several Members of Congress plus senior-level Staff.

To view the more than 60 photos taken at the event, please visit SIA’s photoshare page at the following link.

For a copy of the latest SIA Calendar of Events, please click HERE

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