Ledbury, Herefordshire, 8 May 2024: The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) today announced that ARKA Group, L.P. has joined the group as a new member. ARKA is a foundational mission partner providing innovative capabilities that enable the next generation of space operations.

SIG is a membership organisation aiming to promote innovation in the satellite communication industry to improve operational efficiency. It provides all parts of the satcom industry a platform to share knowledge, exchange ideas, discuss challenges and opportunities, and explore technical aspects of industry efficiencies.

ARKA specialises in space systems, advanced communications, defence systems, modern software mission applications and optical network instrumentation. With a 60-year legacy in space and technology development, ARKA brings a history of partnership and collaboration to the SIG.

Marc Verity, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ARKA’s Advanced Communications and Mission Applications business, commented: “ARKA is committed to innovation, mission performance and advanced engineering, so we’re very much looking forward to working collaboratively with the Satcom Innovation Group to discuss technical aspects of the satcom industry and explore innovation in the current landscape.”

Helen Weedon, Managing Director, SIG: added: “We’re very happy to welcome ARKA as the newest SIG member. With its broad offering and rich legacy, the ARKA Group brings with it a huge amount of knowledge and expertise which will no doubt be invaluable for the Satcom Innovation Group.”

SIG is holding a technical workshop on 26th – 27th June, which is hosted by ETL Systems in Hereford, UK. For more information or to register, go to the SIG website.

About SIG

With an era of new requirements upon us, such as request fulfilment and incident management, the Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) aims to promote innovation in the satellite communication industry to improve operational efficiency and reduce impact, saving time and money. As an open forum to generate innovative thinking, it enables the industry to come together and discuss current challenges. This helps manufacturers and service providers to deliver innovations and solutions that respond more precisely to those challenges. Those solutions will then be promoted through SIG channels, including events, website, social media, and in discussions with SIG’s industry network. For more information, please visit; https://satig.space

About ARKA

Based in Danbury, Connecticut, ARKA is a fully integrated mission partner providing world-leading technologies and services with an unrivaled reputation for excellence. ARKA’s 60-year legacy reaches back to the beginnings of our country’s space endeavours. Our advanced capabilities address the needs of the warfighter, including world-class optical technologies, ground processing and analytics and next-generation space solutions. ARKA helps create a safer world, driven by innovation, mission performance and advanced engineering. For more information, visit arka.org.