Satnews Publishes HPA Chair Message

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. While she does praise successful programs such as NASA GOLD and FAA WAAS, Robinson emphasizes hurdles that government and commercial satellite industry has yet to overcome.

Despite the potential of the HoPS ID/IQ contract to increase hosted payload activity, Robinson notes, “When current programs of record supporting the warfighter today are challenged, there is little to no room to begin a new effort or explore alternatives, even when those very alternatives have the potential of saving significant amounts of time and money in the long run.”

Read the full message in Satnews Daily or in the HPA newsletter.