HPA Announces Benchmarking Report


DEERFIELD, IL – May 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.

Compiled with the aid of HPA executive members, the report identifies all current and historic payloads. It also provides a concise overview of hosted payloads featuring the payload type, launch year, sponsor, manufacturer, host and arrangement. Additionally, the report features a case study analysis of five hosted payload programs. The case studies were selected in consultation with HPA and cover different payload types, clients and arrangements. Each case study was conducted following a similar structure including program overview, stakeholders map, performance assessment, risk allocation matrix, major drivers and inhibitors and key lessons learned. “From our interviews with all of the stakeholders in the process, it was clear to us that everyone who has given serious consideration to the concept recognizes the potential value of hosted payloads”, said Susan Irwin, President of Euroconsult U.S.A. “And although the challenges are not insignificant, early and careful planning, ongoing open dialogue, and trust and goodwill among the partners can result in a win-win for both industry and government”.

“The Hosted Payload Alliance recognizes the success of hosted payloads will be driven by a deep and shared understanding of the issues surrounding hosted payloads”, notes HPA Chairman Don Thoma. “Sustained research and analysis, as delivered in this report, allows industry and governments to respond to the dynamic business of hosted payloads. HPA members are dedicated to leading the educational campaign through partnerships with Euroconsult and other stakeholders”. The report marks HPA’s first educational endeavor. HPA and Euroconsult will be presenting the key findings in an online webinar in late June, 2012. For more information about the upcoming webinar, please contact
asmith@hostedpayloadalliance.org. HPA looks forward to providing subject–matter expertise on the
evolving trend of hosted payloads through comprehensive data collection and analysis.

Established in 2011, HPA is an independent, not-for-profit satellite industry alliance formed to
increase awareness and promote the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites.

HPA‘s purpose is to serve as a bridge between government and private industry, fostering open
communication between potential users and providers of hosted payload capabilities. HPA focuses on
education, awareness and developing solutions to common challenges.

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