Satnews Daily
February 21st, 2018

SIA President Tom Stroup Presents at the National Space Council

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) has announced that  SIA President Tom Stroup presented on behalf of the Association during the National Space Council Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship and Economic Expansion on the Next Space Frontier.

The panel was part of a Council meeting that was hosted by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and was chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.  The meeting included testimonials from leaders in the civil, commercial, and national security sectors about the importance of the United States’ space enterprise.

The National Space Council is tasked with advising and assisting the President of the United States regarding national space policy and strategy.  The Council was originally established by Executive Order in 1989 and was revived by President Trump in 2017.  The Council is chaired by the Vice President and composed of a number of senior federal government officials including the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Commerce as well as many others including the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Mr. Stroup specifically emphasized that recent and future technological innovation is dependent on the satellite industry’s access to adequate spectrum resources and said that all of the breakthroughs seen because of satellite technologies should not be taken for granted. They depend upon the industry’s ability to access spectrum. In order for the industry to sustain and meet the growing demand for satellite services, regulators are encouraged to continue to allocate sufficient spectrum for satellite use, both domestically and via U.S. support at the upcoming World Radiocommunications Conference.”  
To view a complete copy of the prepared remarks, please select this direct link...