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New Better Satellite World Video from SSPI Explores How Protecting Satellite Communications from Threats is Vital to the World’s Peace

(May 16, 2023 – New York City) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today released The High Ground, its newest video in the Better Satellite World campaign. It tells the story of how one satellite company is attempting to build the world’s first integrated satellite planning and operation system capable of providing an integrated enterprise level view of the satellites, the secure networks that connect them and military forces deployed on the ground, sea and air. The High Ground is made possible by funding from Network Innovations U.S. Government.

You can watch the video on SSPI’s website and on Youtube. The High Ground is part of Reducing the Risks of Space, SSPI’s latest campaign that explores policy, law, technology and operations in development now to manage the challenging space environment of the future.

Inside the Story
In the modern world, satellites have become critical to defense, from monitoring for signs of attack to connecting war fighters and the machines that go with them. Because satellites are vital, they are targets for enemy action. The United States responded to this growing threat in 2019 by creating the U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military with an ambitious goal to make sure that military satellite networks stay online even as enemies interfere with them, try to hack them or knock them out of the sky. That required something completely new: an integrated satellite planning and operation system of a sort that has never before been attempted.

To make the attempt, the U.S. Space Force turned to Network Innovations U.S. Government. The High Ground tells the story of how the company is working to build a platform to respond to the unique needs of the U.S. Space Force, connecting the broadest range of terminals and satellites – including on-the-fly resource management and the ability to keep communications flowing even when under severe attack.

About SSPI
Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International ( is on a mission to make the space and satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. The space and satellite business has never seen a time of greater experimentation and disruption than we see today. Investment is the fuel for transformation, but people are the engine. SSPI helps the industry attract, develop and retain the talented people it needs to keep the engine turning. People who connect through high-profile events and gain recognition from prestigious awards. People who rely on SSPI for a broader understanding of the industry as much as for individual networking and career mentoring. From young people seeking a career path to industry veterans with wisdom to share, SSPI connects them all.

Talent, investment and opportunity flow to industries that make a difference. SSPI is the only organization that also promotes the enormous value of space and satellite through dramatic stories of our technologies and companies making a better world. Those stories overturn misconceptions about the industry that hold it back. They inspire our people and attract new ones to the industry. They help justify investment and give new customers a reason to care about our services and products. Through the stories we tell and the people we serve, SSPI inspires the growth of the $1 trillion space economy of the future.

For More Information
Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
Space & Satellite Professionals International