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Satellite Industry Association Strongly Applauds White House Plans to Retain the National Space Council

Washington, D.C., March 31, 2021 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded plans by the Administration of U.S. President Joseph Biden to keep the National Space Council which is tasked to assist the President regarding national space policy and strategy.  The Council was originally established by Executive Order in 1989 and was revived in 2017.  Most recently, the Council had been chaired by Vice President Pence and included a number of senior federal government officials.

“SIA strongly supports the White House Administration’s plans to retain the National Space Council,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association.  “The commercial satellite industry is growing at a tremendous rate and retaining the Council will help maintain a streamlined regulatory and licensing environment that encourages current space innovation and entrepreneurship. We look forward to continue working with the Council to foster ongoing leadership of America’s satellite companies, while supporting access to spectrum for continued growth plus measures that ensure a sustainable space environment.”


About The Satellite Industry Association

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

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Telesat Canada; ULA; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; Akash Systems Inc.; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies; and Wiley