How To Join

Membership Application

Thank you for visiting the Satellite Industry Association's "Members Only" access site. SIA represents the common interests of its members to U.S. government officials, industry, the media and public at large. Our work on issues undertaken by international bodies and various foreign governments gives members additional opportunities to weigh in on policy matters around the globe. On behalf of the industry, SIA testifies before congressional committees, works regularly with legislators, meet with federal regulators and administration officials, and lobby on a variety of domestic and international issues impacting the satellite industry.

Our members actively shape the positions taken by the industry on the most critical policy issues of the day, such as broadband, spectrum policies, satellite licensing, international market access, public safety, and export controls policy. 

If you believe you are a current member of SIA and have reached is page in error, please contact SIA staff at [email protected] or by calling 202-503-1560.

As a member of SIA you will have access to:

  • Review your contact information and make any appropriate changes such as updating your email address, mailing address or phone number; 
  • Use the Member Directory to reach out to your colleagues that are members of SIA or through this site using private message or in a group chat via "Community Forum"; 
  • Stay current on the activities and events hosted by SIA and its partners via the "Event Calendar";
  • Personalize your own private satellite industry community through "My Community".

Included with your membership you will receive, through Committees and Working Groups, access to key policymakers by arranging industry briefings with regulators and Administration officials throughout the government, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the State and Commerce Departments, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as regular meetings with members of Congress and their staff.  Our government services group provides a platform for industry to interface with leadership at the Department of Defense on space policy, communications infrastructure and requirements, and the framework for the commercial satellite industry’s interactions with the military customer community.  Members shape the agenda for these discussions on topics such as procurement processes and contracting, strategic planning, and space situational awareness. 

SIA also has additional working groups to keep you connected, assist in coordinating industry positions and forward important information, in a timely manner, direct to your inbox within these groups. All the groups are voluntary, so whether you would like to join one group or all of them (or none) is up to you!

Current working groups are:

Current SIA working groups, open to SIA Executive and Associate members, include:

Cybersecurity Working Group (CSWG)

The cybersecurity working group meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss industry cybersecurity best practices and recommendations.

Earth Observation Forum (EOF)

The SIA EOF meets monthly and is an earth observation-focused group.

Export Control Working Group (EWG)

The EWG focuses on Export Control issues and meets when export control related- issues arise.

 Government Working Group (GWG)

The SIA Government Working Group is largely focused on acquisition related issues.  The GWG hosts quarterly DoD/Executive Industry Commercial SATCOM roundtables, classified threat briefings, Commercial Space INFOSEC Working Group meetings and more.

Legislative Working Group (LWG)

SIA’s LWG covers U.S. legislative affairs, holds monthly working group meetings, and holds meetings on satellite-related issues with congressional offices.

PR and Media Working Group (PRWG)

The SIA PR and Media Working Group is a working group formed to leverage the collective PR and Media strengths of the Association and its Members. The group consists of marketing, PR and social media personnel from SIA Executive and Associate member companies. The goal of the group is to find ways to increase the dissemination and effectiveness of SIA’s press releases, social media posts, event announcements and other external communications. 

Regulatory Working Group (RWG)

The SIA RWG meets monthly and covers all US and international regulatory work, including FCC, NOAA/Commerce, NTIA, and ITU. This is SIA’s most active working group and it drafts comments and replies on all relevant issues.

Space Safety Working Group (SSWG)

SIA’s SSWG is working on creating industry recommendations related to Space Policy Directive 3 on space traffic management, data sharing, and radio frequency interference.  This group has been very active with the Administration’s focus on space situational awareness.

If you would like to become a member, you can apply here: https://www.sia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SIA-Membership-App-2019-Affiliate.pdf, by contacting SIA staff at [email protected] or call us at 202-503-1560.

Sincerely,

 SIA Staff