Sinema Tours Tucson’s GEOST Manufacturing Facility, Discusses Defense Priorities

Nov 28, 2022

TUCSON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema toured GEOST’s manufacturing facility to see how the Tucson-based company develops cutting-edge technology that assists U.S. agencies keeping Arizona and America safe.
“Arizona leads the way in our national defense and is home to cutting-edge technologies fueling jobs and growth across our state. I’ll continue supporting our defense and aerospace community to keep Arizona – and America – safe and strong,” said Sinema, Co-Chair of the Space Force Caucus and Chair of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee.
GEOST is a space and defense company that supplies U.S. agencies with resources to mitigate, prevent, and block threats from adversaries attempting to attack or undermine America’s national security. 
GEOST develops and deploys Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites – assets that are critical to our national security and economy in an age of great power competition between countries and bad actors. GEOST and other Arizona defense companies work with the Space Development Agency (SDA) to develop and implement a strong defense, made possible by lower-cost, mass-produced space vehicles and routine space access.
Sinema – co-chair of the Space Force Caucus and Chair of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee – is working with Senate leaders to increase investments in research and development in Arizona to out-pace competitors abroad.
Sinema is a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation establishing a National Space Guard – a reserve component of the U.S. Space Force that increases efficiency of troop mobilization and strengthens national defense.
As part of her priorities to fuel growth in Arizona’s defense industry, Sinema has held numerous roundtables with defense-industry partners and experts to strengthen, develop, and fuel investments supporting our national defense and supply chains.