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2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards Panel of Judges Announced

The Mobile Satellite Users Association kicks off the 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards program by announcing the judges for 2024.

January 10, 2024 – McLean, VA – The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), a global not-for-profit focused on amplifying the voices of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety, announces its panel of judges for the 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards.


“The satellite industry has brought remarkable technological advancements to market over the past year. It is inspiring to witness how the user community is leveraging these solutions to grow and advance their respective industries. Satellite-enabled mobile connectivity is providing uninterrupted communications and is being used in a broader range of environments than ever before. The panel of judges we have assembled for the 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards will provide valuable experience and different perspectives to the selection of the winning initiatives and solutions,” says Lisa Dreher, President, MSUA.


“We have already begun to receive nominations. Organizations and companies using and providing satellite solutions are eligible to be nominated for the 2024 award categories. The awards nominations are open now through 11:59pm on January 26, 2024,” continues Dreher.


Awards for the top satellite mobile innovations of 2024 will be awarded during the annual Mobile Satellite Users Association luncheon gala on March 19, 2024, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. during SATELLITE 2024.

MSUA 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovations Awards Judges

  • Natalia Larrea Brito, US Director, Euroconsult

  • Antonio Franchi, Head of 5G/6G NTN Programme Office, European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Christine Joseph, Special Advisor, NOAA Office of Space Commerce

  • Silvano Payne, Founder & CEO, SatNews Publishers

  • Chris Quilty, Founder, Quilty Space


Meet the Judges - Click here to learn more about our judges for 2024.

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The MSUA 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Award categories include:

  • Company to Watch

  • Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Innovation

  • Aerospace Mobile Innovation

  • Land Mobile Innovation

  • Maritime Mobile Innovation

  • Government Mobile Innovation

  • Environment, Social, Governance Impact Innovation

  • Top Mobile Marketing Campaign

  • Startup Mobile Innovation

  • New Space Mobile Innovation

  • Mobile User Experience Innovation

  • Outstanding Leadership in Use of a Mobile Solution (only end users can be nominated for this award)

  • Industrial IoT Innovation – NEW!

  • Satcoms Cybersecurity Innovation – NEW!

  • Software Defined Network Innovation – NEW!

  • Space Sustainability Innovation ­– NEW!

  • Satellite Artificial Intelligence Innovation – NEW!

  • On-Orbit Connectivity Innovation – NEW!


Submit a Nomination Now


To sponsor the event or obtain tickets submit a request using the online registration form available here. Nominations and sponsorships for this special awards program are open now and more information can be obtained at


MSUA members receive complimentary nominations for the awards program. Non-members pay a $500 per category submission fee. To apply for MSUA membership, visit or contact




Media Inquiries | Lisa Dreher | | +1 425-442-1301

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The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the interests of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety worldwide. The association fosters the exchange of news, information, and ideas among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities affecting the future of the industry. MSUA sponsors the annual Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards, celebrating the top anticipated and market-proven advancements in satellite services, and collaborates with conference organizers around the world to shape and facilitate conference programming dedicated to the users of satellite services. We invite you to join MSUA and to take part in our community. Visit to learn more.


Twitter: @MSUAorg


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