The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace professional society, serving more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. Created in 1963 by the merger of the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.
In addition to membership, AIAA offers five forums where professionals build connections with experts and researchers in aviation, propulsion and energy, space, science and technology, and defense. AIAA’s award-winning publications range from peer-reviewed technical journals, to our magazine, Aerospace America. In addition, AIAA leads the way on issue advocacy in aerospace, and through the Institute’s AIAA Foundation provides grants and other support for STEM K-12 programs.
Learn more about how AIAA is Shaping the Future of Aerospace at www.aiaa.org.
GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.
Satellite mobility is revolutionizing the operations of maritime, aeronautical, enterprise businesses and governments worldwide. The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting satellite mobility innovations and development of the satellite mobility market worldwide. The association fosters the exchange of news, information and ideas among mobility providers and users including those focused on communications, navigation, safety and other evolving new applications.
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on ehalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.
Founded in 1983, the Society of Satellite Professionals International (www.sspi.org) is on a mission to make the satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. With more than 4,000 members in +40 nations, it is the largest satellite industry association in the world. It delivers on its mission through a portfolio of programs:
- Next Generation – Staging competitions and sharing information with university students to excite them about careers in satellite.
- New Century Workforce – Engaging human resources leaders in improving hiring and retention practices and winning the industry’s fair share of the world’s best and brightest.
- Leaders Quest – Identifying and honoring present and future leaders as models for the industry to follow.
- Better Satellite World – Promoting the immense contributions of satellite to commerce, education, communication and human welfare.
The Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all which support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.”
Space Foundation World Headquarters, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has a museum-quality Discovery Center open to the public. The Space Foundation offers a wide array of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based education programs and publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that improve life on Earth.