Communiqué: ITU symposium addresses regulatory requirements for small satellite communication systems

Aim to ensure sustainable deployment of new generation of small satellites in outer space

Geneva, 12 March 2015 – An ITU Symposium and Workshop on small satellite regulation and communication systems was held in Prague, Czech Republic, 2-4 March 2015. The three-day symposium and workshop focused on the regulatory aspects of the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits for small satellite communication systems, in particular on the application of the provisions of the ITU Radio Regulations. The symposium was organized by ITU in cooperation with ITU Academia Member, the Czech Technical University’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering (CTU FEE).

More than 160 participants from around 40 countries attended the symposium, considered an important step in preparing for the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), which will take place in Geneva, 2-27 November 2015.

Delegates discussed the challenges facing the development of small satellites, including aspects related to national and international  legal and regulatory issues, frequency management and radiocommunication standardization.


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