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Welcome to the SSPI Mid-Atlantic Chapter (US)

Serves: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia

The SSPI Mid-Atlantic Chapter boasts an energetic and active chapter, with educational and networking events throughout the year. These events support our scholarship program and prize competition, which we hold in partnership with the George Washington University, George Mason University and the University of Maryland.

Highlights from October CubeSat Event at George Washington University

On October 18th, satellite industry professionals and university students gathered at George Washington University's Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Labratory (MpNL) in Washington DC for a fascinating event on the latest in CubeSat technology.

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Photos from our Farewell to Summer Happy Hour in Tysons Corner


SSPI-MA and SpaceX hosted a fun and delicious after-work networking event at Barrel & Bushel in Tysons Corner. It was a great way to catch up on what everyone did over the Summer. We look forward to the next social event. We hope to see you there!

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Highlights from our 2018 Golf Tournament in Reston Virginia

On July 19th, SSPI-MA and industry friends of all skill levels gathered for our 7th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser. The weather was spectacular, and we all enjoyed an afternoon of golf, putting contests, raffles, refreshments, trophies, and a satisfying meal to finish the day. Proceeds make possible our mission to provide scholarship funding for area students pursuing careers in the space and satellite industries. 

Photos of the event can be seen here.

Please Welcome Our New Board Leadership!

Many thanks to all of you who submitted your names for SSPI Mid-Atlantic Board membership. And thanks also goes to those who placed their votes for the new Board. SSPI-MA is happy to welcome many new members who are ready to bring their unique vantage points and industry expertise to bear. We also have several experienced Board representatives carrying on, some in new leadership roles.

The 2018-2019 Board:
President: Charity Weeden, Lquinox Consulting
Vice-President: Will Gregory, UltiSat
Treasurer: Eileen McGowan, Intelsat
Secretary: Alena Koci, Inmarsat
Scholarships Chair: Rashid Neighbors, SES Government Solutions
Publicity Chair: Brendan Murray, Excelsior Space
Membership Chair: Fabien Armogathe, SES
Programs Co-Chair: Valvanera Moreno, SES 
Programs Co-Chair: Arnie Christianson, SES
Immediate Past President: Billie Sims, Hunter Communications
Stephanie Bednarek, SpaceX
Sallye Clark, Mintz Levin
Jodi Goldberg, Echostar
Chris Kinman, SES Government Solutions
Mark Lekowski, JSAT International
Diego Paldao, OneWeb
Dara Panahy, Milbank
Pat Rayermann, Semper-Fortis Solutions
Marie-Pierre Pluvinage, Airbus
Ed Spitler, Artel
Krystal Wilson, Secure World Foundation

On behalf of the new SSPI-MA Board, we all look forward to seeing you all at many events this season!

What's coming.....

Upcoming Events


Details from our June 2018 panel discussion on Earth Observation Data Utilization, and how data is used to make crucial, life-saving decisions.


Online Space Industry Resources

Check our these research resources for Students and Young Professionals in the Space and Satellite Industry. Compiled by our friends at the Satellite Industry Assocation