Washington, D.C., September 24, 2020 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that United Launch Alliance (ULA) is the newest associate member of the Association. ULA is a launch services provider headquartered in Centennial, Colorado with manufacturing and integration facilities in Alabama and Texas. The Company, a joint venture owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, conducts launches with both Delta and Atlas launch vehicles, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Last month, the Company announced that satellite operator and SIA member SES had signed an agreement to launch two of its new C-band satellites on board a ULA Atlas V launch vehicle. The launch services company is also currently developing a new innovative Vulcan Centaur launch solution, one that will provide customers with a cost-efficient option for a wide variety of applications – from low-earth-orbit to interplanetary space missions.
“We are very pleased to announce that ULA, the nation’s most experienced launch services provider, has joined SIA as our newest Associate Member,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association. “The commercial satellite industry is undergoing tremendous growth along with an increased accessibility to space, thanks in part to innovative and cost-efficient technologies being developed by launch services providers. We welcome our newest member’s innovation and long-term launch expertise and we look forward to working with the ULA team.”
“We are thrilled to join SIA,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “ULA continues to play a greater role in the commercial launch market, and as such we want to join our colleagues in advocating for policies that ensure the entire space industry flourishes.”
With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered 140 missions to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, deliver cutting-edge commercial services and enable GPS navigation. For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321).
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; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; ; Amazon Web Services; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; Satellites; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Telesat Canada; ULA; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Phasor; Plexus Corp; Radeus Labs, Inc.; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies; and Wiley