Washington, D.C., October 29, 2018 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that Globalstar, Inc. (Globalstar) is the latest company to join SIA. Globalstar operates a low-earth-orbit (LEO) constellation of satellites and provides mobile satellite voice and data products and service packages to government, industry and consumer customers around the world. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices plus its subsidiary SPOT LLC family of consumer satellite products. In September, Globalstar announced the appointments of Dave Kagan to the position of CEO and Jay Monroe to Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and earlier this year the Company introduced two new products, SmartOne Solar and the SPOT X 2-way satellite messenger.
“SIA is very pleased to announce Globalstar as the newest member of the Association,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association. “The Company’s LEO constellation, spectrum management, mobile satellite and consumer product expertise make it a welcome addition to SIA. We look forward to working with Globalstar as the Association continues to expand its role as the voice of the commercial satellite industry.”
“We are excited to join SIA and be part of a growing group of talented companies,” said David Kagan, CEO of Globalstar. “Globalstar continues to focus on its growth in the IoT and emergency communication sectors and believes SIA will be a valuable resource in these and other efforts.”
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.
SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maxar Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; DataPath Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globecomm; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L3 Technologies; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; Phasor; RUAG Space; and Wiley Rein LLP