Washington, D.C., April 19, 2018
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today congratulated Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) on his Senate confirmation as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Rep. Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District and has served on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. In 2016, he introduced the American Space Renaissance Act, legislation designed to permanently secure the United States as the world’s preeminent space faring nation. Last year, he was nominated by President Trump to become the new head of NASA. As Administrator, Bridenstine will lead a nationwide NASA team to advance the missions and goals of the U.S. space program.
“SIA applauds the Senate confirmation of Jim Bridenstine as the new head of NASA,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association. Industry. “He has great appreciation of the important role the commercial satellite industry plays in delivering vital and often life-saving services to DoD, government and enterprise customers as well as the American consumer. He also has an in-depth understanding of the critical importance of spectrum to the commercial satellite industry. As the industry continues to grow at an increasing rate, SIA looks forward to working with Administrator Bridenstine and his administration.”
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.