Via Satellite Announces Nominees for 2019 Satellite Executive of The Year Award and 2019 Satellite Technology of the Year Award

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Via Satellite, the premier publication providing essential news and expert business analysis on the global satellite communications marketplace, announced today the official nominees for both annual awards. Winners will be determined by a combination of the Via Satellite editorial team and votes that come directly from industry.

Via Satellite, the premier publication providing essential news and expert business analysis on the global satellite communications marketplace, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world, announced today the official nominees for both the 2019 Satellite Executive of the Year Award and the 2019 Satellite Technology of the Year Award.

The Satellite Executive of the Year nominees were chosen based on nominations submitted by leaders in the industry and chosen for their durable contributions made to the global satellite market including innovative technologies, best practices, important services, or any combination of these.

Nominees include: Peter Beck, CEO & Founder, Rocket Lab; Steve Collar, CEO, SES; Tim Ellis, CEO and Co-Founder, Relativity Space; Masood M. sharif Mahmood, CEO, Yahsat; Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian; and Kathy Warden, Chairman, CEO & President, Northrop Grumman Corporation. You can find additional information on each nominee here.

“The honoree for the 2019 Satellite Executive of the Year will join the ranks of the best of the best. Last year, Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium made history by becoming the first two-time winner of the Award,” said Mark Holmes. “The list of previous winners reads like a who’s who in the satellite sector. Who will join this very exclusive club in 2020?”

This marks the second year of Via Satellite’s Satellite Technology of the Year award, recognizing a single technology, innovation, or concept, as well as the organization responsible for its development and realization. Technologies were evaluated on their ability to meet significant market demand; create clear, significant cost-savings or technical efficiencies; make a profit; improve quality of life; disrupt the market; and demonstrate a scientific breakthrough.

2018 Satellite Technology of the Year nominees include: Forsway – Forsway Xtend; GetSAT – Nano Sat-H; Lacuna Space – Transmission of a LoRaWAN Message over Satellite; Orbital Insight – Orbital Insight GO; Satellogic – Dedicated Satellite Constellation; ThinKom – Multi-Beam Phased Array Gateway Solution. You can find additional information on each nominee here.

“Last year, we introduced a new award, Satellite Technology of the Year (STOTY), an award that recognizes the impact of a specific technology that is making a difference in our industry. In 2019, Intellian deservedly became the first winners of this Award,” said Mark Holmes. “We have a terrific set of nominees and we await to see which company become our second winners of the STOTY Award.”

The winner of each award will be determined by a combination of the Via Satellite editorial team and votes that come directly from industry. Beginning February 21, 9:00 a.m. ET, the public can vote for the nominees of their choice online, or in the SATELLITE 2020 Official Mobile App (powered by Artel).

Voting closes at noon ET on Tuesday, March 10. The winner will be announced at the Stars of Satellite Awards Luncheon at SATELLITE 2020 on Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased through SATELLITE 2020 registration. SATELLITE 2020 will take place March 9-12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

For more information on the awards, or to vote for a nominee, please visit https://www.viasatellite.com/vote

About Via Satellite
Via Satellite, a monthly publication providing essential news and expert business analysis on the global satellite communications marketplace, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the word reaches the most engaged community of satellite professionals and qualified industry decision makers.

About SATELLITE 2020
SATELLITE unites 15,000 aerospace and connectivity thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users and enthusiasts from over 100 countries for the largest and most important global satellite technology event of the year. Serving all industries looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity, the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition will take place on March 9-12, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

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