First Congressional Hill Day – and a Preview of the Second


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.

The panel featured Janet Nickloy, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Harris Corporation; Dave Anhalt, then Vice President, U.S. Government Solutions at Space Systems/Loral (SSL) (Anhalt is currently Vice President and General Manager, Iridium PRIME); and Jim Simpson, Vice President, Missions & Programs, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. The panel was moderated by J.R. Jordan, Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.

Although a variety of discussion points was covered during the event, the connecting theme of the panelists’ presentations was that hosted payloads are achievable and deserve further investigation, and the space industry stands ready to work with the U.S. Government in this worthy endeavor.