(September 30, 2020 – New York City) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today released its newest Better Satellite World video: Is There a Satellite Inside? Aimed at middle and senior high school students, it asks a series of questions about the satellites “hiding in plain sight” around the Earth, working behind the scenes to bring them television, weather updates and even breakfast.
Is There a Satellite Inside? is the second in a video series, sponsored by Hunter Communications, that aims to teach the next generation of space enthusiasts about the role satellites play in everyday life. The video posits questions for individual or classroom viewing; in the classroom, teachers can pause the video after each question to allow time for discussion before restarting it to hear the answer. The first video in the series, The Road to Space, debuted in March and is available on SSPI’s website.
"Our school series started when SSPI members asked us for content they could take into their children’s classrooms to explain what they did for a living,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Most STEM content related to space focuses on human spaceflight, which is a small if high profile of the $400 billion space and satellite industry. Thanks to the support of Hunter Communications, The Road to Space and Is There a Satellite Inside? begin to redress the balance.”
You can watch Is There a Satellite Inside? on SSPI’s website. SSPI is at work on a third video in the series and seeks sponsors for additional videos.
Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International (www.sspi.org) 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.
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