Inductees to be honored at SSPI 2020 Hall of Fame Celebration on March 10 in Washington, DC

(New York City, November 12, 2019) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today opened nominations for the 19th Induction to the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame. The new Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Celebration on March 10, 2020, the first night of the SATELLITE 2020 conference in Washington, DC. Nominations are due by January 10, 2020.

The Space & Satellite Hall of Fame recognizes the invaluable contributions of the visionaries who have transformed life on planet Earth for the better through space & satellite technology. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized pioneers in communications, satellite-related aerospace, scientific research, or the development and delivery of applications for business, institutions and government via space and/or satellite. They include Greg Wyler of OneWeb, Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX, James Monroe III of Globalstar, John Celli of Space Systems Loral, David Thompson of Orbital ATK and Mark Dankberg of ViaSat as well as pioneers like Dr. John Pierce, Eddy Hartenstein, Rene Anselmo and Dr. Harold Rosen.

“The Hall of Fame honors legendary contributors to the success of the industry in service to the world,” said executive director Robert Bell. It is part of our Making Leaders campaign, which helps the industry attract, develop and retain the talented people it needs to keep the innovation engine turning. People who connect through high-profile events and gain recognition from prestigious awards – 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.”

Nomination forms may be found on SSPI’s website.

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. With more than 3,700 members in 40 nations, it is the largest space and satellite industry association in the world. It delivers on its mission through programs that promote space and satellite as the invisible but indispensable infrastructure of the modern world, and that help turn individual promise into careers filled with purpose through research, career education for young people, management education for working professionals and talent recognition that spans the industry.

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Victoria Krisman
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Space & Satellite Professionals International