Since the birth of commercial satellite systems in the 1960s, satellites have grown to deliver a broad range of essential services to people around the globe. They are a key element in delivering television broadcasting and mobile networks infrastructure, in providing emergency telecommunications, global positioning, meteorological information, environmental monitoring, and communication services that ensure safety of life on land, at sea and in the sky.
The development of satellite communication has highlighted the need for managing a new, previously unused, international resource – the satellite spectrum/orbit resource. Due to the growing demand for satellite capacity, this resource – particularly the geostationary-satellite orbit (GSO), which supports a large part of the world’s TV, live global broadcast and data services (VSAT and mobile networks backhaul) – is becoming increasingly crowded. At the same time, the increasing use of lower Earth orbits is further increasing the need for international coordination.
In this session we will focus on the satellite capacity in orbit, its challenges and solutions