SSPI Northeast - Satellite Professions International

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SSPI’s local Chapters and Affiliates provide members with opportunities to advance their careers through information sharing, outreach and professional networking in an informal social setting. Local meetings — which frequently include facility tours and presentations from industry leaders — are also premier educational opportunities. And it is through local participation that satellite professionals deepen those relationships and demonstrate their commitment to the industry.

SSPI Rocky Mountain Chapter (US)

Serves: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, centering around Colorado

Join colleagues in the Rocky Mountain region for topical discussions and two major outings – Curling and the Rocky Mountain Golf Outing.

Scholarship Winners



Tyler is a junior at MSU Denver with a major in Aerospace Systems Technology, Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Space Commercialization.  Tyler has already flown some of his personal work on Space X CRS-7 and CRS-11.



Bennet is a first year PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at CU Boulder.  His undergraduate degree was in Engineering Physics, also from Colorado University.  Bennet is the Project Manager for a CubeSat named MAXWELL, which is part of an Air Force competition called UNP (University Nanosat Program).



Jack is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder; he is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  Jack is also a Command Controller at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder.  LASP operate fire NASA spacecraft as well as a numerous other instruments on other spacecraft.

Contact Details

For more information, contact

Kathleen Karika, President

Jon Vince, Vice President

Monty Dent, Treasurer

Michelle LeMar, Director

Carolyn Belle, Director

Brandon Seifert, Director





Upcoming Events

2018 Golf Tournament

On August 24, 2018, SSPI hosted the 8th annual golf tournament at Plum Creek Golf Course in Castle Rock, Colorado.  The turnout was the largest event to date with great representation from people in our industry.  Thanks again to our sponsors, Lockheed Martin, Kratos and Echostar.

1st Place Foursome:  Michelle Lemar, David Walker, Cory Collins, Stan Jones.  (Shot a 58)

Longest Drive:  Jason Phillips

Closest to the Pin:  Randy Feltner

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