How Satellites Make a Better World

Mobile phones have satellite inside. So do TV programs and computer networks, weather reports and military operations, public safety and transportation systems, retail payments and the world’s financial markets. Satellite professionals know the immense contributions our technology makes to human welfare, commerce, government, security and safety.

And it is time we told the world about it – because too many people think of satellite only when they see a news story about a launch failure or a natural disaster where satellite is the last resort for communications. That lack of awareness has tangible results: regulatory assault on our spectrum, lack of government funding for satellite solutions to the digital divide, the customers in new markets who will never give satellite a try.

SSPI has begun writing a new story. Working with partner associations and the leading companies in our business, we have a launched a campaign, How Satellites Make a Better World, to change the global conversation about satellite. It won’t be easy or quick – but a successful campaign will help level the playing field between satellite and its competition and expand the opportunities available to our industry.

Help Us Spread the Word

SSPI and its association partners invite companies, associations and others to join our campaign to speak the truth about satellite. Here's how:

  • Submit a case study or news release for consideration as a Better Satellite World story.  It should describe a noteworthy contribution of satellite technology  to business, govenrment, human welfare or the welfare of the planet.  Send your submission to 
  • Endorse our campaign. Our Endorsement Kit lists four ways your organization can benefit from become part of it.
  • Share our content.  We make the BSW content freely available for you to share through social media, your employee newsletter and presentations to customers, investors and the press. Email to add your organization to our distribution list.  
  • Sponsor an upcoming video in the BSW series.  Sponsorships help defray the cost of production of our video series, and sponsors receive prominent recognition in the videos, which are distributed widely through the industry and beyond.  Email our Membership Director for details.

Supported by the Industry

Our thanks to the many companies and associations that are helping to spread the word about satellite. Find out who. 

The Better Satellite World campaign was created by the Society of Satellite Professionals International in partnership with


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Better Satellite World Awards Dinner

The Better Satellite Awards Dinner is a celebration of the enormous contributions of the satellite industry to the economy, safety, security, governance, development and health of the planet. Find out more about the Dinner here!