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How Industry Legends Make a Better World

In March 2017, SSPI inducted four industry leaders into the Satellite Hall of Fame, joining luminaries from Dr. Arthur C. Clarke and Dr. Harold Rosen to Mark Dankberg and David Thompson.  In their remarks, all four leaders spoke about the inspiring power of our technology to make life on earth better, safer, more productive and fulfilling.  Hear excerpts that tell stories of achievement not just in business but in service to humanity.

Mary Cotton
Chief Executive Officer, VT iDirect

Thomas Choi
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ABS Global

Dr. Walter Scott
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, DigitalGlobe

James Monroe III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Globalstar

See the Satellite Hall of Fame page for more about their career achievements.


Help Spread the Word

We encourage individuals, organizations and companies to use these videos to promote satellite, your organization’s work and your company's services and products. It’s a light-hearted way to break the ice while delivering a serious message about the immense value our technology delivers to the world. 

  • Link To This.  Send people to this page or use this link:
  • Embed It.  Go to YouTube and use their handy tools to embed the video on your own Web site. Click on the link above for the video you wish to embed, then click on "Share" and then "Embed" to find the embed code. 
  • Request a High-Resolution Copy.  SSPI will gladly send you a link to download the full-resolution version for use in presentations, trade show exhibits or other uses.  Just send us an email and we’ll respond quickly.
  • Have Something Else in Mind?  Just send us an email to make your suggestion.

Have a Story of Your Own to Contribute?

The Better Satellite World campaign uses stories to communicate the contributions of satellite to the modern world.  We start with case studies submitted by SSPI sponsors and add facts, opinions and commentary to tell the human side of the satellite story.  Send your case study by email to and we will evaluate it for the campaign.