XTAR Joins as a new Member of the Satellite Industry Association

Press Release From: Satellite Industry Association
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Washington, D.C. February 2, 2012 - The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that XTAR has joined as a new member.

"SIA is pleased to welcome XTAR as our latest member," SIA President, Patricia Cooper said. "XTAR's X-band satellite communications services experience with U.S. and allied governments and humanitarian and emergency disaster response operations mirrors the interest and breadth of SIA's own work representing the "Voice of the Satellite Industry."

"As a new member of SIA, XTAR looks forward to supporting SIA's efforts through our unique perspective as a provider of government-only services. SIA works with the US government on issues that affect satellite businesses and XTAR's strong understanding of government requirements will enable SIA to further strengthen its relationship with the US government," said Philip Harlow, President and COO, XTAR LLC.

XTAR, LLC is a privately owned company providing X-band satellite services to support U.S. and Allied government users with XTAR-EUR, located at 29 deg East longitude, and XTAR-LANT, located at 30 deg West longitude. XTAR service is compatible with all current and legacy X-band equipment employed on government systems, including WGS and DSCS.

High-powered, high-capacity transponders (over 200 Mbps per transponder) coupled with global, fixed and steerable beams on XTAR provide flexible X-band capacity with coverage anywhere from Denver east to Singapore. XTAR's satellites support the full range of military, diplomatic and intelligence communications requirements for fixed and "comms-on-the-move" (sub-meter) users at affordable prices and with demonstrably higher data rates than previous X-band systems.


SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. Since its creation in 1995, SIA has become the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. SIA Executive Members include: Artel, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The DIRECTV Group; DBSD North America, Inc.; EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Integral Systems, Inc.; Intelsat, Ltd.; Iridium Communications Inc.; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Loral Space & Communications, Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES; and TerreStar Networks, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ATK Inc.; Cisco; Cobham SATCOM Land Systems; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat, Inc.; GE Satellite; Globecomm Systems, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; Marshall Communications Corporation.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; Trace Systems, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc.; and XTAR. Additional information about SIA can be found at

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