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Inmarsat government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch receives MSUA President’s Award

Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy honored for dedication and contributions to MSUA.

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch - Senior Vice President of Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government.
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch - Senior Vice President of Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government.

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch - Senior Vice President of Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government - has won the first-ever Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) President’s Award. The award honors the contributions of the MSUA Board of Directors and leadership to the association and its members.

Lisa Dreher, President, MSUA, said “It was my pleasure to recognize Rebecca for her longtime contribution to MSUA that spans more than a decade. I am grateful for her dedication to the MSUA, its members and its mission.”

Inmarsat was founded in 1979 to deliver global, mobile satellite communications (SATCOM) services that connect users at the moments when it matters most – a commitment that continues to drive its mobility-centric strategy. As part of this unwavering dedication, Inmarsat was one of the founding members of MSUA and has remained an active member of the association over the past 30 years.

Actively serving on the MSUA Board of Directors for the past 15 years, Rebecca is engaged in reaching out to new, innovative companies and connecting them into the association’s network.  She also shares technical knowledge and experience to help companies navigate regulatory processes.

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch said “This is an exciting time to be in the satellite industry. We’re witnessing massive transformation within the mobility sector, and the MSUA member organizations are at the forefront of that innovation and creativity.

“I’m determined to continue working with these companies and help the association expand its membership to engage the user community and ensure their perspectives are represented within MSUA. Their voices are vital as the SATCOM industry continues to evolve, and I’m proud to represent Inmarsat in these critical dialogues.”


About Inmarsat

Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land - that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.

In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications.

About Inmarsat Government

The U.S. government has relied on and trusted Inmarsat satellite services since 1979. Inmarsat Government continues to deliver the world’s most advanced global, mobile satellite communication services to U.S. defense, intelligence, homeland security, public safety and civilian agencies, with highly reliable, secure and affordable connectivity. Built with government users in mind, Inmarsat Government provides resilient, flexible capabilities to complement government satellite resources, anytime, anywhere. Leveraging an industry-leading scalable multiband network infrastructure, Inmarsat Government offers a suite of managed network services and end-to-end communication solutions to support users on land, at sea and in the air, even in the world’s most remote regions. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Inmarsat Government is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat Group Holdings Limited.

About MSUA

The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the interests of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety worldwide. The association fosters the exchange of news, information, and ideas among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities affecting the future of the industry. MSUA sponsors the annual Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards, celebrating the top anticipated and market-proven advancements in satellite services, and collaborates with conference organizers around the world to shape and facilitate conference programming dedicated to the users of satellite services. We invite you to join MSUA and to take part in our community. Visit to learn more.

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