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SIA Applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Recognition of the Growing Importance of a Thriving Commercial Satellite Industry

March 6, 2023 – “SIA applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s recognition of the growing importance of a thriving commercial satellite industry, as well as for encouraging and supporting investment and continued space innovation,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association.  “Just last month, SIA testified on the growing importance of satellites before the House Communications and Technology subcommittee hearing titled “Launching Into the State of the Satellite Marketplace”.  SIA appreciates such opportunities as it is vital that the U.S. takes steps to maintain its leadership in a rapidly evolving and expanding commercial satellite industry.

“In so many ways, satellites are the backbone of modern society. Every day, hundreds of millions of Americans rely on them for connectivity and communications, emergency response, position, navigation and timing, and remote sensing both here and around the globe.  SIA and its members look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers in the House and Senate to help encourage further innovation and maintain America’s leadership role in the commercial space industry.”

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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