Washington, D.C., January 18, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that optical space data transport provider Skyloom is its newest associate member. Founded in 2017, Oakland-based Skyloom is deploying a network of GEO optical (laser-based) relay satellites to provide lower-latency and high-capacity data transport services for Earth observation LEO satellite constellations and other applications. Because every link in the Company’s network communication chain is optical, capacity is significantly greater than traditional RF and is expected to further increase as the technology evolves.
“SIA is pleased to welcome optical space data transport provider Skyloom as our newest member,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “Thanks to incredible leaps in technological innovation, the satellite industry continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. As satellite radio spectrum is a finite resource, Skyloom’s expertise in the innovative area of space-based optical or laser-based data communications makes them an ideal addition to the Association. SIA and its members look forward to working with our newest member, Skyloom.”
Skyloom CEO Marcos Franceschini said, “SIA continues to be a critical advocate for both traditional satellite industry players, as well as those of us who are treading new ground. It’s important that policy and thought leadership keep up with changing government and geopolitical landscapes and the Satellite Industry Association ensures that happens. Skyloom is honored to join SIA and looks forward to contributing to its important mission as the space renaissance continues.”
About Skyloom Global Corporation
Skyloom is the telecommunications company building the orbital infrastructure for fiberless internet. By enabling the next big step in global connectivity, we will help usher in the next evolution in how humans communicate on earth, in space, and beyond. We massively increase bandwidth, availability and resiliency, while lowering the overall cost of operations. Our proprietary technology unlocks secure high-capacity connections, whether over our end-to-end multi-orbit data transport system, or within your own network. We can help you fundamentally improve the unit economics of low-earth orbit, whether you’re observing the planet or communicating with it. To learn more, please visit: https://www.skyloom.co
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 www.sia.org.
SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman; OneWeb; Planet Labs PBC; SES Americom, Inc.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Aurora Insight; Blue Origin; Comtech; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Skyloom; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; ATG; Davis Wright Tremaine; EVONA; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Orbital Research; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley