The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that RUAG Space has joined SIA.  RUAG Space is a leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe—with a growing business in the United States. The Company is a partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. RUAG Space USA is headquartered in Huntsville, AL and it manufactures payload fairings and other launcher composites in Decatur, AL, as well as satellite structures in Titusville, FL. Additionally, the company has an engineering office with focus on mechanical products in Denver, CO, and a research and development hub focusing on electronics in Silicon Valley, CA. 

Earlier this year, Mike Morningstar was appointed President and Country Manager of RUAG Space USA.  He is responsible for the operations of all RUAG Space USA sites, and will represent the organization as it expands its U.S. operations.

“With the company’s recent commitment to, and its growing presence in, the U.S. commercial space market, SIA is pleased to welcome RUAG Space to SIA, said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association.  “The Association looks forward to working with RUAG as it endeavors to further strengthen its presence in the American satellite manufacturer and launch vehicle markets.”  

”RUAG Space USA is honored to join the ranks of SIA—whose members define the best and brightest leaders in our industry,” said Mike Morningstar, President of RUAG Space USA. “RUAG Space is looking forward to establishing new relationships as we grow in the U.S. market, and we look forward to maintaining our heritage of quality customer collaborations with our long-time partners in the industry.”

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maxar Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; DataPath Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globecomm; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L3 Technologies; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; Phasor; RUAG Space; and Wiley Rein LLP