Did you know that Iridium is one of the founding members of the Hosted Payload Allianace (HPA)? Formed to increase awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites, membership in the HPA is open to satellite operators, satellite and payload manufacturers, system integrators and government users, among others. For more insight into the goals of this important satellite industry alliance, take a look at this video of HPA Chairman and Iridium executive vice president, marketing, Don Thoma discussing the alliance with Space News TV at SATCON 2011 last week.