SIA Events

How LEO Satellites Impact Astronomical Observations/Mitigation Approaches that May Allow Astronomers and Constellations to Coexist

October 11, 2023
11:00-11:45 am EST
Registration Link
For SIA members only.

Please join SIA, on behalf of the Industry & Technology Hub, on October 11 at 11:00 am (eastern time) for a webinar, “How Low-Earth-Orbiting Satellites Impact Astronomical Observations and Mitigation Approaches that Allow Astronomers and Satellite Constellations to Coexist.”

For the past 4 years, astronomers and satellite constellation operators have been collaborating to study the effects of low-orbiting satellites on both optical and radio astronomy, and we have seen good promise in novel tools and resources to mitigate brightness. Astronomers have also been promoting regulations that encourage constellation operators to adopt some sort of mitigations. Since its creation last year, the I&T Hub has sought to raise awareness within the satellite community and recruit initial satellite stakeholders to join technical and policy discussions with our astronomy counterparts.

This webinar will review the latest understanding of how constellations affect ground-based optical and radio astronomy, and provide an update on the mitigations that have been tried, along with other measurement tools and testing resources available to companies committed to good space stewardship.


Tim Stevenson, SKAO

Chris Hofer, Amazon Kuiper

Patricia Cooper, I&T Hub Advisor


Tom Stroup, President, SIA

Please contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations, and Operations at for any questions.

Artificial Intelligence and the Satellite Industry: Opportunities & Issues

October 24, 2023
12:00pm (Noon) EST
Registration Link
For SIA members only.

Hogan Lovells is pleased to present to SIA members a webinar, “Artificial Intelligence and the Satellite Industry: Opportunities & Issues.”

AI technologies have enormous potential to process and analyze vast amounts of data, and could be a powerful tool for advancing innovation in the satellite industry. For example, AI may be used for satellite imagery, data compilation and manipulation, manufacturing, and other applications that increase productivity and efficiency. At the same time, using AI can introduce new legal and regulatory issues. This presentation will describe the intersection of AI with the satellite industry, provide context for regulation domestically and globally, and offer practical tips and best practices for harnessing the power of this emerging technology in a responsible and lawful manner.

Hogan Lovells is deeply involved with AI developments, and recently launched an AI Hub to help professionals navigate the latest trends and developments in AI as innovation continues to surge. Our practitioners draw on a wealth of knowledge of the telecommunications and satellite industries, plus current data and insights on national and global AI regulation and trends, to offer timely and practical advice to companies looking to stay on top of this cutting-edge topic.


Gerry Oberst, Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Michele C. Farquhar, Partner, Global Regulatory, Hogan Lovells

Katy J. Milner, Partner, Global Regulatory, Hogan Lovells


Tom Stroup, President, SIA

Please contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations, and Operations at for any questions.

SIA’s 19th Annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop Co-Sponsored by U.S. Space Command

December 12-14, 2023
Arlington, VA

The annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop, organized by SIA in partnership with U.S. Space Command, is a highly-anticipated event held in Washington D.C. It brings together government leaders from various DoD agencies related to the commercial satellite industry to discuss policy and operational issues related to commercial and military satellite communications. The multi-day workshop aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between the government and industry leaders on a wide range of topics.

The past five years of the workshop has been successful in bringing a diverse and vast group of government agencies including AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, STRATCOM, CENTCOM, TRANSCOM, OSD/NII, OSD/AT&L, DISA, NSSO, AFSPC, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the White House. These government leaders’ input and insights have played a critical role in shaping the conversation around the future of commercial and military satellite communications. The workshop provides an invaluable opportunity for government and industry leaders to come together to share their perspectives and explore solutions to the legislative and technological challenges facing the industry.

Interested in:
A Sponsorship?
A Speaking Slot?

Visit or contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations at for any questions.

*Note: U.S. Space Command co-sponsorship of this event does not constitute a federal endorsement of SIA or any other sponsors of this workshop.

SIA’s 25th Annual Leadership Dinner

March 18, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
International Spy Museum

SIA Executive and Associate Members-Only

The Annual Satellite Leadership Dinner, hosted by the Satellite Industry Association, brings together top leaders from the government and satellite industry to recognize and discuss the critical role that satellite technology plays in the economy and defense of the nation and around the world. Open to SIA Executives and Associate members only, the dinner provides an exclusive opportunity for senior government officials, CEOs, and other industry executives to connect and network with colleagues.

The dinner features an esteemed guest list, including government officials, agency experts, Congressional staff, members of congress, and representatives from leading companies in the satellite industry from around the world. The evening also includes the presentation of the prestigious Satellite Leadership in Government Award, which is awarded to government employees or members of Congress who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in issues affecting the satellite industry.

In the past, this award has been presented to a distinguished group of leaders, including Congressman Mike Rogers (2022); Kenneth Turner, Deputy Director, Spectrum Policy and Programs, DoD CIO (2021); Cecily Holiday of the FCC and State Department (2020); Scott Pace of the National Space Council ( 2019); Jose Albuquerque of the FCC (2018); Julius Knapp of the FCC (2017); Lieutenant General Jay Raymond of the Air Force (2016); Karl Nebbia of the Commerce Department (2015); the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (2014); Richard Beaird of the State Department (2013); Brian Nilsson of the White House National Security Staff (2012); Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein (2011); Major General Ellen Pawlikowski (2010); General James Cartwright and Mr. Richard Russell, Ambassador to the 2007 World Radio Conference (2008); Representative Ellen Tauscher and Maj. Gen. James B. Armor Jr. (2007); Senator Ted Stevens (2006); Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. (2005) and Tom Tycz, Federal Communications Commission (1998).

Please contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations, and Operations at for any questions.

SIA’s Government & Military Forum at Satellite 2024

March 18-21, 2024
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Each year SIA organizes the Government and Military Forum at the Satellite Show. In 2023, SIA’s panel discussions explored the use of 5G technology in military communications, the competitiveness of the US in remote sensing, the challenges of communication in the face of cyber and kinetic attacks, the role of satellites in disaster relief, and the challenges and opportunities for next-generation space architecture. These panels and discussions provided a platform for experts to share their insights and knowledge on these topics, including the importance of standardization, how 5G can improve communications in austere environments, and the regulatory hurdles to the growth of novel space activities.

The 2023 panelists included Dawna Morningstar of Lockheed Martin; Rick Lober of Hughes; Brig. Gen. Steve Butow of DIU; Ward Roberts of U.S. Army; Michael Minero of Hawkeye 360; Conor Brown of Spire; Chris Badgett of Kratos; David Gauthier of ICCSC; Rich Pang of Telesat; David Robinson of Iridium; Dr. Frank Turner of Space Development Agency; Joel Schroeder of Intelsat; Jon Olser of Kymeta; Ethan Lucarelli of the FCC; Dr. Shanna McClain of NASA; Tory Bruno of ULA; Rob Hauge of SpaceLogistics LLC; Kelvin Coleman of the FAA; Richard DalBello of NOAA; Dr. Douglas Hendrix of ExoAnalytic Solutions; Maj. General Anthony Potts and Maj. General Rey of the U.S. Army.

Contact Therese Jones at for more information about SIA’s Government and Military Forum speaking opportunities in 2024.