Satellite Trade Associations

Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.

Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.
Michelle Princi, Assistant Vice President,
Membership Services
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1700
Washington, DC 22209-3928 USA
(703) 358-1000

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
Susan Miller, President and CEO
1200 G St. NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20005 USAs
(202) 628-6380; fax: (202) 393-5453

American Astronautical Society

James Kirkpatrick, Executive Dir.
6352 Rolling Mill Pl., Ste. 102
Springfield, VA 22152-2354 USA
(703) 866-0020; fax: (703) 866-3526

Year established: 1954; area served: Worldwide
Promotes the advancement of astronautical sciences and space flight engineering. Draws its membership of 1,500 from academia, government and industry.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Ste. 500
Reston, VA 20191-4344 USA
(703) 264-7500; fax: (703) 264-7551
Toll free: (800) 639-2422

Year established: 1930; 120 employees; 
area served: Worldwide
Promotes the advancement of engineering and science for aviation and space technology.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

5410 Grosvenor Lane, Ste. 210
Bethesda, MD 20814-2160 USA
(301) 493-0290

Year established: 1934; area served: Worldwide; 
ownership: Private nonprofit
James Plasker, Executive Director, e-mail:
Kimberly Tilley, Communications Director and Associate Executive Director, e-mail:

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)

4400 Fair Lakes Ct.
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899 USA
(703) 631-6100; fax: (703) 631-6169
Toll free: (800) 336-4583

Year established: 1946; 80 employees; 
area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Sponsors telecommunications and defense electronics expositions that cover satellites and related equipment. Produces publications addressing satellite communications and space applications.

Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA)

802 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham St.
Central, Hong Kong CHINA
+852 2854-9913; fax: +852 2854-9530
Year established: 1993; area served: Asia-Pacific
Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, e-mail:
Rebecca Kennedy, Vice President, Marketing & Operations, e-mail:  John Medeiros, Vice President, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, e-mail:  john@

Operates as a nonprofit association of individuals and organizations in the cable and satellite broadcasting industry in Asia. Provides information and training programs. Organizes an annual conference and exhibition for the exchange of ideas for the industry.

Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

51, blvd. de Montmorency
Paris, F-75016 FRANCE
+33 1 4525-0679; fax: +33 1 4050-9827
Year established: 1958; 4 employees; area served: Worldwide; parent: International Council for Science (ICSU)
R-M. Bonnet, President

David Hartshorn, Secretary General

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
P.O. Box 407
Washington, D.C. 20044-0407
United States
Phone: (202) 626-6881
Fax: (202) 626-6780

GVF is the non-profit association of the satellite communications industry. GVF consists of more than 180 members from 80 countries, including companies from every industry sector. The Forum’s primary objective is to promote the industry, improve market access, deliver training, and heighten awareness of the advantages afforded by satellite communications.

European Broadcasting Union

Ancienne Rte. 17-A
Grand-Saconnex (Geneva), CH-1218 SWITZERLAND
+41 (0) 22 717-2111; fax: +41 (0) 22 747-4000
Year established: 1950; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Public
Jean Reveillon, Secretary General
Operates as an international professional association of national broadcasting organizations. Activities include the Eurovision and Euroradio news and program exchanges. Proposed products include occasional-use broadcast transmission services to or from any of 50 European gateways, and technical and program coordination from a single unilateral to a complex sports or news event, space segment only on Eutelsat II-F4.

European Satellite Operators Association

ESOA asbl 20th Floor, Bastion Tower
5, Place du Champ de Mars
B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 550 3575
Fax: +32 2 550 3535

ESOA represents the interests of European satellite operators with key European organizations including the European Commission, Parliament, Council and the European Space Agency as well as other relevant international organizations. ESOA’s goals include ensuring that satellites benefit from the appropriate political, industrial, and regulatory environment to fulfill their vital role in the delivery of communications.

Global VSAT Forum

Martin Jarrold and Helen Jameson
Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square,
Victoria Street
St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3TF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1727 884 513
and +44 1727 884 627
Fax: +44 1727 884 839 and

International Astronautical Federation

Yves Beguin
Executive Director
3-5, rue Mario Nikis
Paris 75015
Phone: +33 1 45 67 42 60
Fax: +33 1 42 73 21 20

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1951 to foster space activities for peaceful purposes. The main activities of the federation are the dissemination of information and the organization of the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and other symposiums. Complete information on the IAF and its activities can be found at:

Mobile Satellite Users Association

1350 Beverly Rd., Suite 115-341
McLean, VA 22101
United States
Phone: (410) 827-9268
Fax: (410) 827-9268

The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association to promote the interests of users of mobile satellite communications worldwide. It fosters effective communication among Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of the satellite systems, and the various governmental entities that may affect the future of the industry.

National Association of Broadcasters

1771 N. St. NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
(202) 429-5300; fax: (202) 429-4199
Year established: 1922; area served: Worldwide
Represents the interests of commercial broadcasters. Manages two annual conventions, including NAB 2000 and The NAB Radio Show.

National Cable & Telecommunication Association

25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20001-1413 USA
(202) 222-2300
85 employees; area served: USA; ownership: Private
Kyle McSlarrow, President/CEO
Represents the cable television industry, providing assistance on engineering, legal and technical issues to members; conducting conference proceedings; and producing a newsletter.

National Ocean Industries Association

1120 G St. NW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20005 USA
(202) 347-6900
Year established: 1972; 9 employees; 1998 revenues: $1,800,000; area served: Nationally; ownership: Government-Owned/Non-Profit
?Christopher Seaver, Vice Chairman

National Rural Telecommunications

Cooperative (NRTC)
Harry Thibedeau
212 Cooperative Way
Herndon, VA 20171
United States
Phone: (703) 787-0874
Fax: (703) 464-5300

The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,100 rural utilities and affiliates in 47 states. We help rural electric and telephone utilities strengthen their businesses with solutions uniquely suited to the needs of rural consumers.

National Space Society

1620 I (Eye) St. NW, Ste. 615
Washington, DC 20006 USA
(202) 429-1600; fax: (202) 463-8497
Year established: 1974; 8 employees; area served: Worldwide
?George T. Whitesides, Exec. Dir.; Greg Allison, EVP
?Educates members and the public about space exploration, sponsors regional space conferences and disseminates educational materials on space subjects.

Pacific Telecommunications Council

2454 S. Beretania, Ste. 302
Honolulu, HI 96826-1596 USA
(808) 941-3789; fax: (808) 944-4874
Year established: 1980; 18 employees; area served: The Americas & the Pacific Rim; ownership: Private
Sharon Nakama, Executive Director
Conducts annual telecommunications forums and periodic seminars; promotes informational exchanges among 600 members; publishes a quarterly review; and maintains a Web site.


Hotel de Villeroy, 34, rue des Bourdonnais
Paris, F-75001 FRANCE
+33 1 4488-9930; fax: +33 1 4488-9939
Year established: 1974; 5 employees; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Pierre Bescond, Executive Mgr.; Patricia Betron-Chopin, Administration-Finance; Monique Broussaud, Conferences-Mktg.; Dominique Pecontal, Exhibits-Communication
Promotes the French space industry; markets and analyzes the space market worldwide for its 52 member companies.

Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association

1730 M St. NW, Ste. 600
Washington DC 20036 USA
(202)349-3620; fax: (202) 349-3621
Toll Free: (800) 541-5981
Year established: 1986; 28 employees; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Operates as a national trade association that represents the home satellite industry.

Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

Nancy Eskenazai
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Phone: (202) 349-3650
Fax: (202) 349-3622

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is the premier trade organization representing the global commercial satellite industry. SIA’s executive member companies are the leading satellite operators, service providers, satellite manufacturers, launch services companies, value-added resellers and ground equipment suppliers. SIA is the unified voice of the commercial satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative matters.

SCTE and Society of Cable Telecommunications

140 Philips Rd.
Exton, PA 19341-1318 USA
(610) 363-6888; fax: (610) 363-5898
Toll free: (800) 542-5040
Year established: 1969; 30 employees; 
area served: Worldwide
John Clark, Pres. and CEO, e-mail:; Kimberly Maki, VP-Mktg. & Business Dev., e-mail:; Tom Russell, Dir.-Standards, e-mail:
Operates as a nonprofit membership organization for persons engaged in engineering, construction, installation, manufacture, technical direction, management, regulation or administration of broadband communications technologies.

Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

Tamara Bond
55 Broad Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States
Phone: (212) 809-5199
Fax: (212) 825-0075

The Society of Satellite Professionals International is a nonprofit memberbenefit society that serves satellite professionals throughout their careers. It promotes satellite-related education for students and professionals, and supports member career advancement through networking opportunities, which include Chapter events and the annual SSPI Gala. SSPI also provides industry recognition of excellence both at the company and individual levels.

Telecommunications Industry Association c/o TIA

2500 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3836 USA
(703) 907-7700; fax: (703) 907-7727
Web Site:
Year established: 1988; 70 employees; area served: USA; ownership: Non-Profit

The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)

Ellen Yi
Director, Membership & External Relations
Editor, APSCC Publications
Suite 401, Kyungil Bldg.
440-30 Sungnae 3-dong, Kangdong-gu
Seoul 134-847
Tel: +82 2 508 4883~5
Fax:+82 2 568 8593,

As a non-profit, international regional association, APSCC aims to promote satellite communications and broadcasting and outer space activities for the betterment of the Asia-Pacific region. APSCC provides forums to exchange ideas on policies, technologies, systems, and services, and also publishes a quarterly satellite magazine as well as a monthly e-newsletter.

U.S. Space Foundation

310 S. 14th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 USA
(719) 576-8000; fax: (719) 576-8801
Web Site:
Year established: 1983; 25 employees; area served: USA; ownership: Private
Elliot G. Pulham, Pres. and CEO
Promotes national awareness and support for America’s space endeavors. Provides K-12 teacher space education programs, training and products.

Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR)

La Rene Ltondro
c/o TSD Communications Services, Inc.
2200 Wilson Blvd. #102-248
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
Phone: (703) 522-7745
Fax: (703) 522-4226

The Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR) is a leadership forum for the promotion of commercial space business and education in the national capital region. As a non-profit, membership-based group, we support the open exchange of ideas and information. Our primary activity is a regular luncheon program featuring high-level speakers and an interactive atmosphere.

WETA (Greater Washington Education Telecommunication Association)

2775 South Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206 USA
(703) 998-2600; fax: (703) 998-3401
Year established: 1953; 225 employees
?Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President/CEO

World Teleport Association

Louis Zacharilla
NY Information Technology Center
55 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
United States
Phone: (212) 825-0218
Fax: (212) 825-0075

World Teleport Association (WTA) is a nonprofit trade association of teleport operators, satellite and terrestrial carriers, technology providers, consultants and other service providers in 20 nations around the world. Since 1985, WTA has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up.