SSPI names projects of the UK Space Agency, Kyushu Institute of Technology and Geeks Without Frontie

Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced today the recipients of the fifth annual Better Satellite World Awards. The awards honour established companies along with disruptive innovators who make the world a more prosperous, healthier, better-educated, sustainable and inclusive home for humankind. An international jury selected the BIRDS Satellite Project, Geeks Without Frontiers Sustainability Models for the Global Fishing Industry and the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme to receive this year’s awards. The recipients will be honoured at the Better Satellite World Awards Dinner on 2 December at in London.

“The satellite industry continues to show its technical prowess but always in service to a better world,” said SSPI Director of Innovation and Development Lou Zacharilla. “This year’s group of recipients are exemplary in that regard."

The selection of the recipients for the Better Satellite World Awards was made by an international jury consisting of a broad cross-section of industry thought leaders and distinguished professionals. This year, the jury decided to extend an honourable mention to Planet, for their work documenting the destruction of Rohingya villages and coral reef conservation.

The jury also chose to extend a special humanitarian recognition to the Avanti iMlango Project to reach students in marginalised areas in Kenya with individualised school instruction.

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