Established in 2011, The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) is a satellite industry alliance whose purpose is to increase awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites. The HPA seeks to bring together government and industry in an open dialogue to identify and promote the benefits of hosted payloads. The HPA:
Serves as a bridge between government and private industry to foster open communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities
Builds awareness of the benefits to be realized from hosted payloads on commercial satellites
Provides a forum for discussions, ranging from policy to specific missions, related to acquisition and operation of hosted payloads
Acts as a source of subject-matter expertise to educate stakeholders in industry and government.