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(New York City, December 22, 2020) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today opened nominations for the 20th Induction to the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame. The new Inductees will be honored at the virtual Hall of Fame Celebration on March 23, 2021. Nominations are due by January 31, 2021.

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 Steve Collar of SES, 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.

“Entry into the industry’s Hall of Fame is not just another award,” said executive director Robert Bell. “It is a once-in-a-lifetime honor for people who have commercialized truly breakthrough technologies, introduced transformative business models, opened new markets and established new foundations for progress, all for the ultimate bettering of life on Earth today and tomorrow. The Hall was founded by SSPI in 1987, and we are proud to be its custodian today.”

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. 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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Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
Space & Satellite Professionals International