SATELLITE 2021 – 40 Years in the Making

In 1981, the first SATELLITE conference staged in Washington D.C. creating a gathering place for the satellite community to share ideas and discuss the path forward for the industry. Fast-forward 40 years and you’ll discover a SATELLITE conference that looks vastly different from the first event, but still remains true to the core objective of connecting individuals and progressing the satellite and space industry.

The Pillars of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition:

SATELLITE is universally recognized as the world’s most critical and inclusive social gathering of space and satellite thought leaders. Executives, engineers, government officials, and commercial customers convene at SATELLITE to solve global challenges, bridge the digital divide, increase access to space, cultivate new innovation and future leadership, collaborate on policy, and network with colleagues and peers. SATELLITE proudly invites industry leaders to share the same stage with young professionals and entrepreneurs and engage in discussions that will shape the future of commercial space.

Exhibit Show Floor
The burgeoning space-based economy, accompanied by an innovative ground ecosystem, is driving the industry further than ever before with new technologies that change how we live.  As the evolution of technology accelerates, it’s apparent that satellites have never before been so integral to such a broad scope of industries. On the exhibit hall floor, you’ll find the latest innovations, technology, and solutions on display. 

Even in this age of technology, nothing compares with face-to-face interactions with people you would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.  You never know what new partnership could arise in a place you’d least expect, and if you aren’t there to seize it, your competitor will instead.  At SATELLITE, you’ll make invaluable connections, meet new friends, catch up with old colleagues, and seal the deal that was too important for an email. We’re facilitating connections between all segments of the satellite industry and beyond.

The Digital Twist to the Live Event

For many, daily operations have been disrupted and altered as we adjust to the recent COVID situation.  SATELLITE 2021 may not look exactly like what you remember from pre-COVID events.  Over the past 40 years, we’ve built the in-person experience from our solid foundation of connecting individuals for the greater good of community, and we won’t stray from that mission. 

In 2021, SATELLITE will include both digital and in-person content.  We know the value of face-to-face connection, but also understand the restrictions that may prohibit some from attending in-person and the digital content will allow everyone to benefit, no matter where you are located.

Visit the Registration Packages & Pricing page to view a detailed breakdown of the pass options for 2021 to ensure you’re getting what you need!


We want our community to stay safe, whether they are at home or at our event.  We will continue to monitor the overall COVID situation and have put added protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone while at SATELLITE.

SATELLITE 2021 has been 40 years in the making – we look forward to seeing you in September as we begin our journey on the next 40 years!