Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) has opened nominations for the 2022 Better Satellite World Awards. The winners will be honored at the Better Satellite World Awards Celebration on December 5th. Nominations are due by September 16th, 2022.
As part of its Better Satellite World Awards Celebration, SSPI honors three organizations that have demonstrated the use of satellite to make a significant contribution to human welfare, good governance, safety, peace and security, improved education or other measures of human achievement. The Better Satellite World Awards are produced by SSPI and its UK and Isle of Man Chapters. Select this direct link to learn more about the awards and past winners.
Previous recipients of Better Satellite World Awards include the United Nations’ Crisis Connectivity Charter, SATMED e-health satellite platform delivered by SES, the Bidi Bidi project in sub-Saharan Africa of Avanti Communications, and Speedcast’s support for Peru’s Willka Yachay nonprofit, among many others.
“For the first time since COVID the awards ceremony will return live to London, thanks to our UK Chapter,” said SSPI Director of Innovation, Lou Zacharilla, who will emcee the event. “We are excited about this and equally excited that after many years of creating a global awareness of the good that satellites accomplish, almost by their very nature, companies and organizations have the concept of a ‘better satellite world’ embedded in their mission statement. This year’s nominees will be incredibly inspiring given the growth of our industry.”
Nomination forms are available on SSPI’s website.
The modern world literally runs on satellite – from data networks and TV to Internet, agriculture, energy and transport – though far too few people know it. The commercial satellite industry is now attracting a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to lowering launch costs, downsizing spacecraft, servicing them in orbit and delivering ubiquitous connectivity at competitive prices. The Better Satellite World campaign shows the world why our industry, though often invisible, is indispensable to modern life, through powerful stories and videos that depict space and satellite technologies contributing to the economy, society and sustainability of planet Earth. More at www.bettersatelliteworld.com.