HPA News and Press Releases

HPA Congratulates NASA on GeoCARB Hosted Payload

12/15/2016
NASA recently announced that its Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) will launch as a hosted payload on a commercial satellite. The Hosted Payload Alliance congratulates NASA on this innovative new mission and applauds its decision to incorporate commercial space in its portfolio thinking.

HPA to Host Panel at The Small Payload Rideshare Symposium

06/03/2016
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) will hold a panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. on June 7th at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, as part of the "Access to Space" session of the Small Payload Ride Share Symposium.

Senators Press the Air Force on Hosted Payloads

04/27/2016
In a letter signed by Senators Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., the Hosted Payload Alliance urges Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Winston Beauchamp to better utilize commercially hosted payloads.

HoPS Office Conducting Market Research

04/18/2016
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Hosted Payload Office has issued a request for information on the cost and feasibility of experimental hosted payloads. 

Satnews Publishes HPA Chair Message

12/21/2015
Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) Chair Nicole Robinson begins the December 2015 issue of the HPA newsletter with a straightforward assessment of the achievements and shortfalls that hosted payload programs have faced over the course of the year. 

Workshop Indicates International Interest in Hosted Payloads

11/20/2015
On November 2, 2015, the Hosted Payload Alliance facilitated a workshop at one of the leading military satellite communications conferences and exhibitions in Europe, Global MilSatCom in London, UK. Officials from more than a dozen countries and organizations including the Czech Republic, Japan, NATO, NATO Special Forces, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Arab Emirates participated, indicating global interest in hosted payloads as potential solutions to international objectives.

HPA Presents Workshop at Global MilSatCom 2015

10/21/2015
Global MilSatCom is the leading military satellite communications conference and exhibition in Europe. The HPA will host a preconference workshop on November 2 titled "Global Government Payload Exploration."

Attend the HPA Workshop at HPSS 2015

10/05/2015
Plan to join senior Government and industry policy and thought leaders at "Hosted Payloads: “One-offs” or Key Components in the Future Architecture," October 8, 2015, 7:30 a.m. at the Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit.
 
 

Our Time on the Hill: HPA Hill Day 2015

07/20/2015
On June 9, 2015, the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) held its third annual Hill Day, continuing with our aim of educating congressional representatives about the benefits of commercially hosted payloads. Nineteen HPA member volunteers descended on the Capitol and held meetings with staff in 37 offices in both the House and Senate.

HPA Testifies Before House Subcommittee

05/28/2015
HPA Chair Nicole Robinson testified May 20, 2015, before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment. The hearing focused on “Advancing Commercial Weather Data: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Forecasts.” You can read her written testimony and listen to the hearing; click on “Archived webcast” under Webcast on the right side of the page.

Robinson can be heard at the following times in the video: testimony 00:23:44 - 00:28:48, 00:54:40 – 00:55:56, 01:04:45 – 01:05:50, 01:21:12 – 01:24:01, 01:50:40 -01:51:50. Rep. Bridenstine on hosted payloads: 01:53:30 -01:53:55.

Call for Member Participation - Hill Day 2015

05/13/2015
The Hosted Payload Alliance will again be descending on Capitol Hill to fulfill our mission of increasing awareness and promoting the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites. This year’s HPA Hill Day will take place on June 9, and we are busy scheduling appointments for our members to meet with representatives of the House and Senate. To ensure the event is even more successful than last year, we need as many members to participate as possible.

HPA Announces 2015 Board Officers

12/18/2014
The Hosted Payload Alliance Board of Directors has elected its Officers for 2015: HPA Chair: Nicole Robinson, Corporate Vice President for Communications and Government Affairs, SES Government Solutions (SES GS); HPA Vice Chair: Rory Welch, Director of Business Development, Intelsat General; HPA Treasurer: Al Tadros, Vice President of Government Business, SSL; and HPA Secretary: Robert B. Clark, Hosted Payload Manager, Harris Corporation.
 

HPA is an Association Partner of SATCON

10/03/2014
HPA is now an official Association Partner of SATCON, November 12-13, 2014 in New York City. Join the conversation with key government officials to discuss what goes into the Assessment of Alternatives (AOA) when it comes to developing next generation architectures and how industry can best inject its innovative thinking at “Next Generation Space Architectures: Assessing the Process” Nov 12 at 10:15 a.m. The session is presented in partnership with HPA.

HPA Hosting Two Global Networking Forum Panels at IAC

09/15/2014
HPA has organized two Global Networking Forum panels at the International Aeronautical Congress. Both take place Tuesday, September 30, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), South Building, Room 718 B.  In addition, Steven Arnold from Johns Hopkins Univ.ersity, Applied Physics Laboratory is leading a technical session on Thursday, October 2, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), South Building, Room 717 A. The session will include presentations from HPA Members Iridium PRIME, Airbus Group, SSL and Harris Corporation and SSL. For more details, click on the headline.

HPA Applauds U.S. Air Force HoPS Contracts

07/28/2014

The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) commends the U.S. Air Force for taking a critical step towards realizing the benefits commercial space companies can offer in hosting government payloads. On July 10, fourteen commercial satellite operators and space hardware manufacturers were awarded contracts through the Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) program.

HPA Facilitates Successful Outreach on Capitol Hill

07/11/2014
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) held an outreach event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 24 to help familiarize members of congress and their staffers with the benefits of hosting government payloads on commercial satellites. Teams of HPA members held more than 40 meetings with 120 policymakers and their assistants. Read the full press release.

HPA Keynote Panel at Satellite 2014

02/24/2014
The Hosted Payload Alliance will kick off the Hosted Payload Forum track at Satellite 2014 with a keynote panel entitled “Hosted Payload Forum: Leveraging the Commercial Space Sector for Enhanced Affordability and Resilience.”

Key Issues Workshop at Space Symposium

02/15/2014

Despite anxiety concerning the effect of the recent government sequestration on attendance, the HPA proceeded as planned with its Key Issues Workshop.

First Congressional Hill Day – and a Preview of the Second

02/10/2014

HPA held an outreach event for Congressional members and staffers on July 24 in the Capitol Visitor Center. The event featured a facilitated panel of industry experts who each tackled a hosted payload related topic of interest to legislators. 

HPA Holds Capitol Hill Event

08/08/2013
The Hosted Payload Alliance held an outreach event for Congressional members and staffers on July 24 in the Capitol Visitor Center. The event featured a facilitated panel of industry experts who each tackled a hosted payload related topic of interest to legislators.

HPA Raises Awareness at National Space Symposium

04/16/2013
Despite anxiety regarding the effect on attendance because of the recent government sequestration, the HPA proceeded as planned with its Key Issues Workshop on April 8 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs during the National Space Symposium (NSS), and the result was a better-than-expected turnout. The Workshop facilitated open interaction between government and industry, tackling key issues that are potential obstacles for more widespread use of hosted payloads.  In addition, the HPA presented a one-hour panel discussion on April 10, which also saw strong attendance.

HPA Proceeding with Government-Industry Key Issues Workshop

03/25/2013
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) will proceed with planned activities held in conjunction with next month’s National Space Symposium (NSS) in Colorado Springs, despite the reductions in funded travel for U.S. Government employees and contractors. HPA activities at NSS are anchored by the full day program “Hosted Payloads Key Issues Workshop” on Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. HPA will also present a one-hour panel discussion, “Hosted Payloads: Issues & Evolution,” on Wednesday April 10 at 4 p.m.

Satellite Industry and Government Invited to HPA Meeting at SATCON 2013

10/29/2012
Representatives from industry and government will gather at the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) Annual Business Meeting Thursday, November 15, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. The meeting will take place during the SATCON 2012 Conference & Expo, immediately following the hosted payload panel session, “A New Political and Economic Environment for Hosted Payloads?”

Northrop Grumman Joins the HPA

08/13/2012
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has joined the Hosted Payload Alliance as an Executive Member, HPA announced. HPA is the nonprofit satellite industry association established to serve as a bridge between government and private industry, fostering open communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities.

HPA Provides Recommendations for Changes to U.S. Space Transportation Policy

06/25/2012
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) today announced that it has completed a position paper providing recommendations for changes to the U.S. Space Transportation Policy, which is currently under review. HPA, a trade association composed of 14 leading space-industry companies, recommended adjusting the foreign launch exemption process to facilitate solutions for launching U.S. Government payloads hosted on commercial satellites that are likely to be launched overseas. This position paper marks the inaugural policy recommendation from HPA.

HPA Announces Benchmarking Report

05/29/2012
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) today announced the launch of the research report, “Hosted Payloads: The View From Within” a joint venture between HPA and Euroconsult. The report will serve as a “benchmarking scorecard” that will evaluate government payloads on commercial spacecraft.

HPA Presents Panel at National Space Symposium

04/10/2012
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) is pleased to announce it will present the panel discussion, “Hitching a Ride – All about Hosted Payloads”, on Wednesday, April 18 at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO.

HPA Presents HP Forum at Satellite 2012

03/22/2012
On March 12, Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) presented the inaugural Hosted Payload Forum at Satellite 2012 in Washington DC. The HP Forum, consisting of five diverse panel sessions, proved to be the most dynamic HPA industry event to date.

Raytheon Joins Hosted Payload Alliance

02/02/2012
Raytheon Company has joined the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) as an Executive Member. Raytheon will have a seat on the 2012 HPA Board of Directors, the Alliance’s governing body.

Harris Corporation Joins Hosted Payload Alliance

02/02/2012
Harris Corporation has joined the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) as an Executive Member, HPA announced. As an Executive Member, Harris will have a seat on the 2012 HPA Board of Directors, the Alliance’s governing body.

Airianspace Joins Hosted Payload Alliance

01/28/2012
Arianespace has joined the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) as an Executive Member, HPA announced. As an Executive Member, Arianespace will have a seat on the 2012 HPA Board of Directors, the Alliance’s governing body.

Satellite Industry and Government Invited to HPA Meeting at SATCON 2011

07/25/2011
More than 150 representatives from industry and government are expected to attend the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, 11:45AM – 1:00 PM, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. The meeting will take place during the SATCON 2011 Conference & Expo, immediately following the hosted payload panel session, “Hosted Payloads on the Horizon: Opportunities and Challenges.”