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Mobile Satellite Users Association Unveils 2023 
Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards Judges Panel

Annual MSUA Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards kicks off with announcement of distinguished judges panel who will review the 2023 nominations and select winners.

December 19, 2022 – McLean, VA – The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), a global not-for-profit focused on amplifying the voice of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety, announces its judges panel for the 2023 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards.

“As the demand for reliable satellite mobile connectivity for land, aviation, and maritime on-the-move and on-the-pause applications continually increases and the commercialization of the space industry expands, we see a convergence of demand, new solutions availability, and network integration and sophistication occurring. It is with this in mind that we continue the Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards for 2023. The nominations are open now until January 27, 2023,” says Lisa Dreher, President, MSUA. 

“As MSUA goes into our 31st year, we are seeing more change in the satellite industry than ever before. For the 2023 judges panel we were seeking to find professionals with varying perspectives and areas of expertise. This year’s judges panel will help identify winners for each of the award categories through a detailed review of all the nominations that they will blind-stack-rank. We are looking forward to all this year’s nominations and encourage nominations for end user organizations and service providers,” continues Dreher.

The 2023 MSUA Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards Winners will be revealed during the annual luncheon gala on March 14, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC during SATELLITE 2023.

MSUA 2023 Satellite Mobile Innovations Awards Judges Panel
  • Natalia Larrea BritoUS Director, Euroconsult

  • Antonio FranchiHead of 5G and 6G Strategic Programme, European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Brad GradyResearch Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR), an Analysys Mason Company

  • Elias NaffahCommunications Services Program (CSP) Formulation Manager, NASA Glenn Research Center

  • Chris QuiltyFounder, Quilty Analytics

Meet the Judges - Click here to learn more about our judges for 2023.

The MSUA 2022 Satellite Mobile Innovations award categories include:
  • Company to Watch

  • 5G Hybrid Wireless Mobility Innovation

  • Connected Mobile Platform Innovation

  • Mobile User Experience Innovation

  • Chairman's Award for Outstanding Innovation

  • Government Mobile Innovation

  • Mobile Marketing Campaign Award

  • New Space Mobile Innovation

  • Startup Mobile Innovation

  • Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Impact Innovation

  • Outstanding Leadership in Use of Mobile Solution

  • Maritime Mobile Innovation

  • Land Mobile Innovation

  • Aerospace/Aviation Mobile Innovation


Winners for the MSUA Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards will be announced at a luncheon on March 14, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC during SATELLITE 2022. To sponsor the event or obtain tickets submit a request using the online registration form.

Nominations and sponsorships for this special awards program are open now and more information can be obtained at

To apply for MSUA membership, visit


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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.


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