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Washington, D.C., May 17, 2022 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that satellite communications (SATCOM) frequency conversion and RF product manufacturer Orbital Research is the newest affiliate member of SIA.

Earlier this year, Orbital Research announced the launch of a new wideband Ka-Band Low Noise Block Downconverter (LNB) with ultra-low phase noise reduction. This new product was developed in response to satellite industry demands for low phase noise converters which will allow operators to increase throughput and reduce bit error rate (BER) – making SATCOM systems more efficient by optimizing expensive satellite bandwidth.

“On behalf of SIA, I am pleased to welcome Orbital Research as the latest member to join the Association,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “Orbital Research’s products are designed to provide SATCOM companies with the ability to deliver increased connectivity and data throughput via more efficient use of valuable and limited RF spectrum. This makes them an ideal addition to SIA.”

“SIA’s role in advocating for industry is critical, especially as we face unprecedented growth,” noted Ian McEachern, President and CEO of Orbital Research. “Topics like cybersecurity, space commerce, earth observation and spectrum management will take skill and effort to navigate. We are pleased to be part of an organization working to support the industry.”

Affiliate membership in SIA is open to satellite companies as well as supporting entities that advocate and promote the domestic commercial satellite industry. SIA Affiliate Members receive a number of benefits including attendance at SIA’s Annual Association Meeting, participation in all open SIA meetings and most events (excluding the SIA Leadership Dinner) and SIA Member discounts to industry events. For further details regarding membership in SIA, please see the following link: https://sia.org/membership/membership-applications/.

About Orbital Research
Orbital Research manufactures high-performance frequency converters and RF components for the satellite communications (SATCOM) industry. Their products – low noise block downconverters (LNBs), block downconverters (BDCs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), space-based frequency converters, bias tees and more – offer the highest quality and reliability, even in the most challenging conditions.

Orbital Research provides standard and custom SATCOM equipment to customers in military, aeronautical, earth observation, satellite news gathering (SNG), SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and other satellite industries. Because their frequency converters and components are professionally engineered, hand-tuned and individually tested, they guarantee high performance. To learn more about Orbital Research, please visit www.orbitalresearch.net or call 1.604.419.8585 ext 225.

About The Satellite Industry Association
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; Planet; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Aurora Insight; Blue Origin; Comtech; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; COMSAT; Davis Wright Tremaine; Envistacom, LLC; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Orbital Research; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley


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