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The Hosted Payloads Alliance has appointed SES Government Solutions’ Vice President of Marketing, Nicole Robinson, as the Chair of the Communications Committee. As part of the industry consortium, the committee includes marketing and communications representatives from the following HPA member organizations: Arianespace, ATK, Boeing, EADS North America, Harris, Intelsat General, Iridium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital, Raytheon and Space Systems Loral.
The HPA Communications Committee will continue the Alliance’s initiatives to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting government payloads on commercial satellites.
The HPA serves as a bridge between government and private industry to foster open communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities.
Hosted Payload Alliance Charter
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) is a satellite industry alliance formed to increase awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites.
The U.S. National Space Policy published in 2010 calls for an increasing role for commercial space to meet government requirements. It also explicitly directs the use of non-traditional options for the acquisition of space goods and services, and cites hosted payloads as one of these non-traditional options. The policy notes that public-private partnerships with the commercial space industry can offer timely, cost-effective options to fill government requirements.
- Serve as a bridge between government and private industry to foster open communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities.
- Build awareness of the benefits to be realized from hosted payloads on commercial satellites.
- Provide a forum for discussions, ranging from policy to specific missions, related to acquisition and operation of hosted payloads.
- Act as a source of subject-matter expertise to educate stakeholders in industry and government.
Membership in HPA is open to satellite operators, satellite manufacturers, system integrators and other interested parties.