The Satellite Industry Association 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. SIA testifies before congressional committees, works regularly with legislators, meets with federal regulators and administration officials, and lobbies 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.

As part of SIA’s regulatory and export controls working groups, we offer member companies 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.

A presentation describing SIA’s mission and benefits is available for download here.

Applications for membership with SIA will be evaluated against the qualifying criteria described in “SIA Membership Categories” and accepted at the discretion of the SIA Board of Directors.