New Space (by whatever name you call it) is generating the headlines these days. Revenues, profits, reliable technology and sustainable business models, however, are somewhere in the future for whichever companies survive. Innovation travels a difficult path, and the new entrants into the space and satellite business have much to learn from – and much to teach to – those who have gone before.
On March 7 of 2017, SSPI announceed its first annual list of TheRising Five: the five New Space Companies in the satellite industry that have made the most substantial progress over the past year. They came from launch, manufacturing, satellite operations and ground segment operations and technology. The Rising Five are decided by an international editorial advisory board and will be announced at the annual Chairman’s Reception that precedes the Hall of Fame Reception at SATELLITE.
Editorial Advisory Board
Clayton Aldo, Editor, Satellite Pro Middle East
Brian Berger, Editor in Chief, SpaceNews
Torsten Kriening, Chief Operating Officer, SpaceWatch Middle East
Virgil Labrador, Editorial Director, Satellite Markets & Research
Joe Milroy, Publisher, Via Satellite
Silvano Payne, Publisher, SatNews
Jason Rainbow, Editor, Satellite Finance
Amy Saunders, Editor, Satellite Evolution
Recommendations for The Rising Five can be submitted to SSPI Membership Director Tamara Bond-Williams by email at email@example.com! All nominations must be submitted by January 7, 2017 to be considered.