Through its members, Board of Directors, Working Groups, and staff, the Satellite Industry Association pursues a diverse set of missions and goals on behalf of the commercial satellite industry. For 2014-2015, SIA’s Goals are as follows:

  • Promote satellite-based technologies and services as part of the nation’s regulatory, policy and legislative agenda;
  • Promote general public awareness and appreciation of the value of satellite technology and services in the nation’s security, the U.S. and global economy and in daily life;
  • Educate U.S. government (USG) stakeholders about satellite-based technology and capabilities and satellite market dynamics;
  • Advocate efficient and appropriate regulatory processes for spacecraft and for satellite services, networks and ground equipment;
  • Pursue spectrum management policies that enable ongoing satellite innovation and investment, and which protect satellite systems from harmful interference;
  • Encourage policies and practices that promote USG utilization of satellites, services and ground equipment to the maximum practical extent;
  • Promote policies and practices that support and reflect the public safety and homeland security benefits of the satellite industry to the FCC, Congress, the Administration and first responders;
  • Advocate improvements to the U.S. export licensing and policy framework for satellites, components, technical data, and ground equipment;
  • Promote open and fair market access for satellite services and equipment throughout the world.

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Latest SIA News


  1. The Aerospace Corporation Joins SIA Read the Press Release

  2. SIA Congratulates New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Read the Press Release

  3. HawkEye 360 Joins the Satellite Industry Association  Read the Press Release

  4. SIA Announces New Officers for 2017 Executive Board  Read the Press Release

  5. SIA and GVF Announce Collaborative Cybersecurity Initiative  Read the Joint Press Release



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