Northern Sky Research, LLCNorthern Sky Research, LLC
Christopher Baugh
124 Mount Auburn Street
Suite 200N
Cambridge, MA 02138

United States
Phone: (617) 576-5771
Fax: (617) 547-1431

Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in satellite and wireless technology and applications. NSR’s primary areas of expertise include emerging technology, IP applications, and video services. With extensive expertise in all regions and a number of user segments, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insights and analyses.

FutronFutron Corporation
Andrea Maleter
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 900W
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
Phone: (301) 913-9372
Fax: (301) 913-9475
Futron is a provider of decision support consulting to government and businesses in the aerospace and telecommunications sector. Services include market and industry analyses and, safety and risk management. Futron’s analyses are used by satellite companies, VSAT manufacturers, financial institutions and government agencies worldwide to plan and assess new business opportunities.



Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.
Michelle Princi, Assistant Vice President,
Membership Services
1000 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1700
Washington, DC 22209-3928 USA
(703) 358-1000

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions

Susan Miller, President and CEO
1200 G St. NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20005 USA
(202) 628-6380; fax: (202) 393-5453

Year established: 1983; 35 employees; area served: USA

American Astronautical Society
James Kirkpatrick, Executive Dir.
6352 Rolling Mill Pl., Ste. 102
Springfield, VA 22152-2354 USA
(703) 866-0020; fax: (703) 866-3526

Year established: 1954; area served: Worldwide
Promotes the advancement of astronautical sciences and space flight engineering. Draws its membership of 1,500 from academia, government and industry.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Ste. 500
Reston, VA 20191-4344 USA
(703) 264-7500; fax: (703) 264-7551
Toll free: (800) 639-2422

Year established: 1930; 120 employees;
area served: Worldwide
Promotes the advancement of engineering and science for aviation and space technology.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Ste. 210
Bethesda, MD 20814-2160 USA
(301) 493-0290

Year established: 1934; area served: Worldwide;  Ownership: Private nonprofit
James Plasker, Executive Director, e-mail:
Kimberly Tilley, Communications Director and Associate Executive Director, e-mail:

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)
4400 Fair Lakes Ct.
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899 USA
(703) 631-6100; fax: (703) 631-6169
Toll free: (800) 336-4583

Year established: 1946; 80 employees;
area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Sponsors telecommunications and defense electronics expositions that cover satellites and related equipment.  Produces publications addressing satellite communications and space applications.

The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)
Ellen Yi
Director, Membership & External Relations
Editor, APSCC Publications
Suite 401, Kyungil Bldg.
440-30 Sungnae 3-dong, Kangdong-gu
Seoul 134-847
Tel: +82 2 508 4883~5
Fax:+82 2 568 8593,

As a non-profit, international regional association, APSCC aims to promote satellite communications and broadcasting and outer space activities for the betterment of the Asia-Pacific region. APSCC provides forums to exchange ideas on policies, technologies, systems, and services, and also publishes a quarterly satellite magazine as well as a monthly e-newsletter.

Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA)
802 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham St.
Central, Hong Kong CHINA
+852 2854-9913; fax: +852 2854-9530
Year established: 1993; area served: Asia-Pacific
Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, e-mail:
Rebecca Kennedy, Vice President, Marketing & Operations,
John Medeiros, Vice President, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, e-mail: john@

Operates as a nonprofit association of individuals and organizations in the cable and satellite broadcasting industry in Asia. Provides information and training programs. Organizes an annual conference and exhibition for the exchange of ideas for the industry.

Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
51, blvd. de Montmorency
Paris, F-75016 FRANCE
+33 1 4525-0679; fax: +33 1 4050-9827
Year established: 1958; 4 employees; area served: Worldwide; parent: International Council for Science (ICSU)
R-M. Bonnet, President

European Broadcasting Union
Ancienne Rte. 17-A
Grand-Saconnex (Geneva), CH-1218 SWITZERLAND
+41 (0) 22 717-2111; fax: +41 (0) 22 747-4000

Year established: 1950; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Public
Jean Reveillon, Secretary General
Operates as an international professional association of national broadcasting organizations. Activities include the Eurovision and Euroradio news and program exchanges. Proposed products include occasional-use broadcast transmission services to or from any of 50 European gateways, and technical and program coordination from a single unilateral to a complex sports or news event, space segment only on Eutelsat II-F4.

ESOAEuropean Satellite Operators Association
ESOA asbl 20th Floor, Bastion Tower
5, Place du Champ de Mars
B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 550 3575
Fax: +32 2 550 3535

ESOA represents the interests of European satellite operators with key European organizations including the European Commission, Parliament, Council and the European Space Agency as well as other relevant international organizations. ESOA’s goals include ensuring that satellites benefit from the appropriate political, industrial, and regulatory environment to fulfill their vital role in the delivery of communications.

Global VSAT ForumGlobal VSAT Forum
Martin Jarrold and Helen Jameson
Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square,
Victoria Street
St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3TF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1727 884 513
and +44 1727 884 627
Fax: +44 1727 884 839 and

David Hartshorn, Secretary General
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
P.O. Box 407
Washington, D.C. 20044-0407
United States
Phone: (202) 626-6881
Fax: (202) 626-6780

GVF is the non-profit association of the satellite communications industry. GVF consists of more than 180 members from 80 countries, including companies from every industry sector. The Forum’s primary objective is to promote the industry, improve market access, deliver training, and heighten awareness of the advantages afforded by satellite communications.

IAFInternational Astronautical Federation
Yves Beguin
Executive Director
3-5, rue Mario Nikis
Paris 75015
Phone: +33 1 45 67 42 60
Fax: +33 1 42 73 21 20

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1951 to foster space activities for peaceful purposes. The main activities of the federation are the dissemination of information and the organization of the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and other symposiums. Complete information on the IAF and its activities can be found at:

MSUAMobile Satellite Users Association
1350 Beverly Rd., Suite 115-341
McLean, VA 22101
United States
Phone: (410) 827-9268
Fax: (410) 827-9268

The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association to promote the interests of users of mobile satellite communications worldwide. It fosters effective communication among Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of the satellite systems, and the various governmental entities that may affect the future of the industry.

National Association of Broadcasters
1771 N. St. NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
(202) 429-5300; fax: (202) 429-4199

Year established: 1922; area served: Worldwide
Represents the interests of commercial broadcasters.  Manages two annual conventions, including NAB 2000 and The NAB Radio Show.

National Cable & Telecommunication  Association
25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20001-1413 USA
(202) 222-2300

85 employees; Area served: USA; ownership: Private
Kyle McSlarrow, President/CEO
Represents the cable television industry, providing assistance on engineering, legal and technical issues to members; conducting conference proceedings; and producing a newsletter.

National Ocean Industries Association
1120 G St. NW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20005 USA
(202) 347-6900

Year established: 1972; 9 employees; 1998 revenues: $1,800,000; area served: Nationally; ownership: Government-Owned/Non-Profit
Christopher Seaver, Vice Chairman

National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC)
Harry Thibedeau
212 Cooperative Way
Herndon, VA 20171
United States
Phone: (703) 787-0874
Fax: (703) 464-5300

The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,100 rural utilities and affiliates in 47 states. We help rural electric and telephone utilities strengthen their businesses with solutions uniquely suited to the needs of rural consumers.

National Space Society
1620 I (Eye) St. NW, Ste. 615
Washington, DC 20006 USA
(202) 429-1600; fax: (202) 463-8497

Year established: 1974; 8 employees; area served: Worldwide
George T. Whitesides, Exec. Dir.; Greg Allison, EVP
Educates members and the public about space exploration, sponsors regional space conferences and disseminates educational materials on space subjects.

Pacific Telecommunications Council
2454 S. Beretania, Ste. 302
Honolulu, HI 96826-1596 USA
(808) 941-3789; fax: (808) 944-4874

Year established: 1980; 18 employees; area served: The Americas & the Pacific Rim; ownership: Private
Sharon Nakama, Executive Director
Conducts annual telecommunications forums and periodic seminars; promotes informational exchanges among 600 members; publishes a quarterly review; and maintains a Web site.


Hotel de Villeroy, 34, rue des Bourdonnais
Paris, F-75001 FRANCE
+33 1 4488-9930; fax: +33 1 4488-9939

Year established: 1974; 5 employees; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Pierre Bescond, Executive Mgr.; Patricia Betron-Chopin, Administration-Finance; Monique Broussaud, Conferences-Mktg.; Dominique Pecontal, Exhibits-Communication
Promotes the French space industry; markets and analyzes the space market worldwide for its 52 member companies.

Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association
1730 M St. NW, Ste. 600
Washington DC 20036 USA
(202)349-3620; fax: (202) 349-3621
Toll Free: (800) 541-5981
Year established: 1986; 28 employees; area served: Worldwide; ownership: Private
Operates as a national trade association that represents the home satellite industry.

Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Nancy Eskenazai
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Phone: (202) 349-3650
Fax: (202) 349-3622

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is the premier trade organization representing the global commercial satellite industry. SIA’s executive member companies are the leading satellite operators, service providers, satellite manufacturers, launch services companies, value-added resellers and ground equipment suppliers. SIA is the unified voice of the commercial satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative matters.

SCTE — Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
140 Philips Rd.
Exton, PA 19341-1318 USA
(610) 363-6888; fax: (610) 363-5898
Toll free: (800) 542-5040

Year established: 1969; 30 employees;
area served: Worldwide
John Clark, Pres. and CEO, e-mail:;  Kimberly Maki, VP-Mktg. & Business Dev., e-mail:; Tom Russell, Dir.-Standards, e-mail:
Operates as a nonprofit membership organization for persons engaged in engineering, construction, installation, manufacture, technical direction, management, regulation or administration of broadband communications technologies.

SSPISociety of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
Tamara Bond
55 Broad Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States
Phone: (212) 809-5199
Fax: (212) 825-0075

The Society of Satellite Professionals International is a nonprofit memberbenefit society that serves satellite professionals throughout their careers. It promotes satellite-related education for students and professionals, and supports member career advancement through networking opportunities, which include Chapter events and the annual SSPI Gala. SSPI also provides industry recognition of excellence both at the company and individual levels.

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
2500 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3836 USA
(703) 907-7700; fax: (703) 907-7727
Web Site:

Year established: 1988; 70 employees; area served: USA; ownership: Non-Profit

U.S. Space Foundation
310 S. 14th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 USA
(719) 576-8000; fax: (719) 576-8801
Web Site:

Year established: 1983; 25 employees; area served: USA; ownership: Private
Elliot G. Pulham, Pres. and CEO
Promotes national awareness and support for America’s space endeavors. Provides K-12 teacher space education programs, training and products.

WETA (Greater Washington Education Telecommunication Association)
2775 South Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206 USA
(703) 998-2600; fax: (703) 998-3401
Year established: 1953; 225 employees
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President/CEO

WSBRWashington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR)
La Rene Ltondro
c/o TSD Communications Services, Inc.
2200 Wilson Blvd. #102-248
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
Phone: (703) 522-7745
Fax: (703) 522-4226

The Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR) is a leadership forum for the promotion of commercial space business and education in the national capital region. As a non-profit, membership-based group, we support the open exchange of ideas and information. Our primary activity is a regular luncheon program featuring high-level speakers and an interactive atmosphere.

World Teleport AssociationWorld Teleport Association
Louis Zacharilla
NY Information Technology Center
55 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
United States
Phone: (212) 825-0218
Fax: (212) 825-0075

World Teleport Association (WTA) is a nonprofit trade association of teleport operators, satellite and terrestrial carriers, technology providers, consultants and other service providers in 20 nations around the world. Since 1985, WTA has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up.


Federal Communications Commission — Enforcement Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-1500; fax: (202) 418-2825
Kris Monteith, Chief, e-mail:

Handles consumer protection issues and complaints as well as mergers and acquisitions.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Federal Communications Commission — Consumer & Government affairs Bureau

445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-1400; fax: (202) 418-2839
Monica Desai, Bureau Chief,

Investigates violations and answers questions.  Informs the public of FCC regulations, policies, practices and procedures.  Informs commissioners and other bureaus of telecommunications problems and the needs of users, and obtains compliance with FCC rules.  Operates a call center and works with technical standards bodies.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Federal Communications Commission — Wireline competition bureau

445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-1500; fax: (202) 418-2825
Thomas Navin, Chief, e-mail:

The Wireline Competition Bureau develops and recommends policy goals, objectives, programs and plans for the Commission on matters concerning wireline telecommunications. The Wireline Competition Bureau’s overall objectives include: ensuring choice, opportunity, and fairness in the development of wireline telecommunications services and markets; developing deregulatory initiatives; promoting economically efficient investment in wireline telecommunications infrastructure; promoting the development and widespread availability of wireline telecommunications services; and fostering economic growth. The Bureau is organized into four divisions and an Administrative and Management Office.

Federal Communications Commission — International Bureau

445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-0420; fax: (202) 418-2818
Roderick K. Porter, Deputy Bureau Chief, e-mail:; Thomas Sullivan, Assistant Bureau Chief-Management, e-mail:;  Richard Engelman, Chief Engineer, e-mail:

Develops, recommends and administers policies, standards, procedures and programs for the regulation of international telecommunications facilities and services and the licensing of satellite facilities.  Maintains a public international and satellite reference center containing all nondocketed public files of matter handled by the bureau.  Documents include released Intelsat and Inmarsat documents, international treaties and agreements, international operating agreements, ITU publications, tariff and accounting rate information and FCC WRC-97 Advisory Committee documents.  Applications and authorizations of documents include International Section 214, international earth station, international space station, domestic earth station, domestic space station, direct broadcast satellite, cable landings, international public fixed radio and recognized private operating agency.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Federal Communications Commission —  Media Bureau
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-7200; fax: (202) 418-2828
Donna C. Gregg, Bureau Chief, e-mail: donna.gregg@fcc.govRegulates cable television and related services, radio broadcasts and stations in the United States.  Issues broadcast licenses specifying the community of the license and the channel and operating power of the station so that the broadcast can be picked up without interference.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Federal Communications Commission — Office of Engineering and Technology
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-2470; fax: (202) 418-1944
Julius Knapp, Deputy Chief, e-mail:

Evaluates technologies and proposals.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Federal Communications Commission — Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
445 12th Street, SW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20554 USA
(202) 418-0600; fax: (202) 418-0232
Web site:
Catherine W. Seidel, Acting Chief, e-mail:

Oversees wireless services such as private radio, cellular telephone, personal communications service (PCS) and pagers.  Implements the competitive bidding authority for spectrum auctions.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Canadian Space Agency
6767 Rte. de l’Aeroport
Longueuil, PQ J3Y 8Y9 CANADA
(450) 926-4800; fax: (450) 926-4352

Year established: 1985; 600 employees; area served: Canada; ownership: Government
Julie Simard, Communications Advisor,
Media Relations;; Carol Duval, Communications Advisor, e-mail:
Coordinates the space activities of Canadian government departments.

European Space Agency (ESA)
8-10 rue Mario Nikis
Paris Cedex 15, F-75738 FRANCE
+33 1 5369-7654; fax: +33 1 5369-7560

Year established: 1975; 1,700 employees; ownership: Government-Owned
Jean-Jacques Dordain, Dir. General

European Space Agency — Washington Office
955 L’Enfant Plaza, Ste. 7800
Washington, DC 20024 USA
(202) 488-4158; fax: (202) 488-4930
Year established: 1973; 1,900 employees; ownership: Government
Promotes research and development in space operations.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
7-44-1 Jindaiji Higashi-machi Chofu-shi
Tokyo, 182-8522 JAPAN
+81 6266-6400

Year established: 2003; 1,700 employees; ownership: Government

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