Plenary 1: The ITU and its Impact on Space Activities

12:00 – 13:30, Popov Room

Plenary I will be devoted to the influence of the International Telecommunication Union on Space Activities. Its main focus will be on the results of the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference which adopted numerous decisions significant for activities in outer space. The panel discussing these results will be chaired by Yvon Henri, Chief of Space Department of the Radiocommunication Bureau. The expert speakers ? Khalid Al-Awadi (ITU), Daniela Genta (ESOA), Robin Geiss (Glasgow University), John Purvis (SES) and Badri Younes (NASA) – will analyse these developments and focus especially on the problems of the protection of C-Band for space communication, on the guarantee of spectrum for unmanned aircraft systems, and explain the consequences of the WRC Agreement on global flight tracking in civil aviation. As the end of one WRC means the beginning of the preparation for another one, the open issues for the next WRC will be presented.

  • Results of the WRC-15
  • Protection of C-band for Space Communication
  • Guarantee of Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • WRC Agreement on the Global Flight Tracking in Civil Aviation
  • Issues open for next WRC

Yvon HENRI

Chief Space Services Department, Sirius XM Radio, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau

Switzerland

Khalid AL-AWADI

Manager Space Services, UAE Space Agency

United Arab Emirates

Daniela GENTA

Responsible for the Radio frequency management activities, Airbus Defence and Space SA

Italy

Robin GEISS

Professor of International Law and Security, University of Glasgow

John PURVIS

EVP & General Counsel, SES

Luxembourg

Badri YOUNES

Responsible for Space Communications and Navigation Infrastructure and Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

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