Contribute to Via Satellite

April 26, 2018

Interested in contributing to Via Satellite? Please review our submission guidelines before contacting us with a pitch:

  1. Target length is 700-800 words.
  2. Column must be exclusive to Via Satellite. We ask that authors not publish columns in other space or satellite publications for one month before and after publication in Via Satellite. One week for company/association blogs.
  3. We put a high value on pointed columns that deal with a specific issue or pain point. Bonus points for staking out a controversial argument.
  4. No self-promotion. “I” not “we;” no company mentions, etc. Company will be mentioned and linked from the bio, but that’s it.
  5. Referencing op-eds or articles from other publications is fine, but please do not build your column around something that appeared elsewhere.
  6. We’re looking for high-level thought leadership and authenticity. If at the end of the column, we feel like we’ve just been (sales) pitched, we will pass.

If this all looks good to you, please contact us at with your topic idea and your credentials to start a discussion about possibly contributing to our publication.


Via Satellite’s Contributor Network


Joanne Wheeler

is a partner at international law firm Bird & Bird, a commercial, corporate, finance, litigation, IP and regulatory specialists for the space industry.

Jennifer A. Manner

is senior vice president of regulatory affairs at EchoStar, and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She currently serves as chair of the Satellite Industry Association (SIA). The views contained in her articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of EchoStar or Georgetown University.

Narayan Prasad

is co-founder at which is building the “data layer” for the space industry using proprietary Electronic Datasheet (EDS) technology, ensuring that we can collectively achieve our daring goals in outer space. Curator and Community builder of Space 2.0 folks in India with NewSpace India as a platform.

Robert Bell

is executive director of the Space & Satellite Professionals International. SSPI produces the Better Satellite World campaign, which dramatizes the immense contributions of space and satellite to life on Earth.

Helena Correia Mendonça

is a consultant at law firm Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA). She works in the Aerospace Practice Area as well as in the Telecoms, Media & IT Practice and in the Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity Practice.