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SSPI Opens Nominations for Annual Better Satellite World Awards

Awards Given to Industry Companies, Organisations and People Who Make the World Better Through Satellite Technology

(New York City and London, 8 June 2023) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today opened nominations for the 2023 Better Satellite World Awards. The winners will be honoured at the Better Satellite World Awards Dinner on 4 December in London. Nominations are due by 18 September 2023.

As part of its Better Satellite World Awards Dinner, SSPI and an international panel identify three organizations that have demonstrated the use of satellite to make a significant contribution to human welfare, good governance, safety, peace and security, improved education or other measures of human achievement. The Better Satellite World Awards are produced by SSPI and the Awards Dinner is hosted by its UK Chapter. Click here to learn more about the awards and past winners and to access the nomination forms.

The UK Chapter and Board of SSPI also selects and presents an award to the UK Space and Satellite Industry’s “Personality of the Year.” Click here to learn more about the award and past winners.

Previous recipients of Better Satellite World Awards include ASTERRA’s potable water detection technology, the United Nations’ Crisis Connectivity Charter, SATMED e-health satellite platform delivered by SES, the Bidi Bidi project in sub-Saharan Africa of Avanti Communications, and Speedcast’s support for Peru’s Willka Yachay nonprofit, among many others.

This year’s sponsors include ST Engineering and Astroscale. Tables and tickets are now on sale at

“The recognition in the media and in many quarters of the world of the beneficial role satellites and the companies and passionate individuals linking their business models to space data are playing has grown significantly. SSPI is very pleased to be able to again reward the growing list of companies who genuinely make a difference in human society,” said Louis Zacharilla, Emcee of the London Dinner and Director of Innovation for Space and Satellite Professionals International.

About the Better Satellite World Campaign
The modern world literally runs on satellite – from data networks and TV to Internet, agriculture, energy and transport – though far too few people know it. The commercial satellite industry is now attracting a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to lowering launch costs, downsizing spacecraft, servicing them in orbit and delivering ubiquitous connectivity at competitive prices. The Better Satellite World campaign shows the world why our industry, though often invisible, is indispensable to modern life, through powerful stories and videos that depict space and satellite technologies contributing to the economy, society and sustainability of planet Earth. More at

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