HPA Presents Workshop at Global MilSatCom 2015

Global MilSatCom 2015 has invited the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) to present a preconference workshop led by:
  • Nicole Robinson, Corporate Vice President of Government Market Solutions and HPA Chair
  • Rick Skinner, Director of Business Development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Catherine Dargeou, Business Development in Commercial & Military Markets for Thales Alenia Space 
  • Rich Pang, Senior Director of Hosted Payloads at SES Government Solutions
The workshop will explore current examples of successful commercially hosted government payload programs and where those successes may help accelerate adoption of similar programs for global government customers. The experts from HPA member companies will offer an unbiased view with a diverse base of satellite owner-operators, launch providers, payload and satellite manufacturers and others. These experts will bring forward lessons learned from their respective hosted payload programs as well as foster an open dialogue about technical considerations, procurement and funding challenges as well as opportunities for industry and global governments to collaborate to further leverage these time and cost reducing means of accessing space. 
The workshop is intended to serve as a targeted discussion on hosted payloads and a forum for open dialogue between government and industry participants.