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SSPI Launches Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure, a Multi-Week Online Exploration of the Crucial but Often-Hidden Role Satellite Plays in Modern Life

(April 22, 2024 – New York City) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the beginning of Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure, a multi-week campaign featuring videos, podcasts, live conversations and a new issue of SSPI’s digital magazine, The Orbiter. The campaign explores the little-known, frequently surprising ways in which satellite technology contributes to life, health, welfare and the economy on Earth.

The campaign begins this week with the first episode of a new podcast series, underwritten by SES, featuring an interview with Karl Horne, SES VP of Digital and Cloud Solutions. Later this week, SSPI-WISE (SSPI Women in Space Engagement) will conduct a panel session of women experts to discuss how satellite technology contributes to modern life and progress. New Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure content will be published weekly at

“Our new campaign offers valuable insights to students, new hires, customers and investors in our industry – and a few surprises even for those who have worked in satellite for years,” said director of engagement Tamara Bond-Williams. “We thank the many corporate and individual members who have helped us bring the campaign forward.”

About Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure
Our world is supported by infrastructure that no one can see. It keeps computer and communication networks running. It detects hurricanes and wildfires as they form and tracks the carbon driving climate change. It guides ships and aircraft, connects homes and schools, battles disease and uncovers illegal activity.

Unlike other infrastructure, it consumes no concrete or asphalt and needs no heavy steel beams for support. It circles the entire Earth, but your eyes never see it nor do your fingers ever touch it. It is the network of communication and observation satellites orbiting the world, thousands in number and growing fast. Day in and day out, they generate knowledge, share information and experiences and help protect, feed, inform and connect us. Without the invisible, indispensable infrastructure of satellite, life as we know it would be impossible.

You can learn more about the Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure campaign 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.

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

 April 22, 2024