SSC PR â€“ Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 4, 2011) â€“ SSC, formerly the Swedish Space Corporation, recently joined the Space Foundation as a Corporate Partner and plans to launch its new corporate brand at the 27th National Space Symposium, April 11-14, 2011.
â€œWe are proud to join the Space Foundation as a partner and work together to share their mission to advance space-related endeavors that inspire, enable and propel humanity,â€ said Lars Persson, SSC president and CEO. â€œThe National Space Symposium provides a strong platform to reach our customers and share our strategic direction for the future.â€
â€œHaving SSC as a Space Foundation Corporate Member underscores the increasing globalization of space â€“ and the growing number of international companies that are part of our corporate base,â€ said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. â€œWe are pleased that they have joined us and have chosen to launch their new brand at the 27th National Space Symposium.â€
For more than 40 years, SSC has been a trusted partner in hundreds of successful space programs by providing cost-effective mission critical solutions for its customers. In 2009, after 10 years of close cooperation, SSC acquired Universal Space Network (USN), a vital partner in SSCâ€™s global satellite ground station network, known as PrioraNet.
â€œUSN has been a member of the Space Foundation for many years,â€ said Tom Ingersoll, president and CEO, USN. â€œAs part of the SSC group, we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Foundation and launching the new brand at this yearâ€™s event.â€
USN is the US-based component of PrioraNet, the largest commercial network for ground station services in the world. With contact from any orbit, PrioraNet offers unparalleled high-latitude coverage and equatorial stations in strategic locations, assuring greater than 99.5 percent reliability.
Other SSC companies including ECAPS, an innovative company offering proven, flight-demonstrated green propulsion technology, and NanoSpace, devoted to the development of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based products will be featured at NSS as well.
SSC PRESS CONFERENCE
SSC, formally Swedish Space Corporation, will discuss the companyâ€™s new strategic direction in the U.S. market, building on the acquisition of Universal Space Network and a track record of success in providing cost-effective mission critical solutions for successful space programs world-wide. Briefing will include presentations from leaders of SSC companies, including:
- Universal Space Network, an industry leader of space communications services,
- ECAPS, offering proven, flight-demonstrated green propulsion technology, and
- NanoSpace, devoted to the development of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based products.
National Space Symposium Media Center Briefing Room
Primrose Room, Broadmoor Hall (Boeing Exhibit Center North)
The Broadmoor Hotel – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12-12:30 p.m. MST
- SSC President and CEO Lars Persson
- Universal Space Network President and CEO Thomas Ingersoll
- ECAPS President Mathias Persson
- NanoSpace Board Member Anna Rathsman, SSC Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Business Development