Washington, D.C., July 13, 2021 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that SpaceLink has joined as its newest member. Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia near Washington, DC., SpaceLink also has offices in Silicon Valley, California. The Company is building a space relay network with interlinked medium-earth-orbit (MEO) satellites to provide continuous, real time communications between customers’ low-earth-orbit (LEO) spacecraft and the ground.
Because of its unique architecture and planned location in MEO, the SpaceLink satellite constellation will have direct line of site to spacecraft in LEO including satellites, space stations, tugs and servicers, as well as to its dedicated Gateway Earth Stations. As a result, the SpaceLink service will be able to provide a continuous real-time flow of data to and from client spacecraft, its secure gateways, and on to end users through secure terrestrial and cloud networks.
“SIA is pleased to welcome SpaceLink as our newest satellite industry member,” said Tom Stroup, president of SIA. “SIA and its members look forward to learning more about accessing real-time continuous MEO satellite connectivity for spacecraft in low-earth-orbit and to working with the SpaceLink team.”
“SpaceLink is honored to join SIA, and support its advocacy for the U.S. satellite industry,” said Tony Colucci, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at SpaceLink. “We’re building the communications superhighway for the new space economy to help spacecraft operators maximize the value of their assets with better and faster connectivity to the ground. We look forward to contributing our voice in support of the entire satellite ecosystem.”
SpaceLink will help advance humanity to a new age of space commerce, exploration, environmental awareness, and security. The Always in Sight™ data relay system provides global coverage to empower space system operators to maximize use of their assets. SpaceLink Corporation is headquartered in the Washington DC area and has offices in Silicon Valley, California. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited, a public company traded on the Australian stock exchange.
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; 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; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; Akash Systems Inc.; ARA; Aurora Insight; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies; and Wiley