HPA Presents Panel at National Space Symposium

DEERFIELD, IL – April 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.

The panel session will discuss how governments around the world—including Australia, the European Union, Japan, Spain and the U.S.—are leveraging the commercial space industry to meet their public sector needs. Panelists will compare and contrast the challenges and solutions that various government and industry leaders have overcome in order to promote the use of commercially hosted payloads. Panelists will also discuss inventive arrangements that leverage commercial space systems, capacities, and practices to broaden scientific exploration, civil navigation, and affordable, resilient capabilities for our coalition warfighters a broad range of critical and exciting issues such as CHIRP, non-traditional acquisition initiatives and joint capability procurement methods.

The panel will be moderated by Lance W. Lord, USAF General (ret) and will feature Philippe Sivac, Deputy Program Manager for the European Space Agency’s Large Platform Program; Akos Hegyi, Head of EDRS Services, Astrium Services; Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center; Brian Arnold, Lieutenant General (ret), Raytheon; Dr. James Reuther, Director for Game Changing Technologies and Crosscutting Capability Demonstrations; and Arnold Friedman, Senior Vice President, Space Systems/Loral.

HPA is an independent, not-for-profit satellite industry association formed to increase awareness and promote the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites. HPA focuses on education, awareness and developing solutions to common challenges.


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