Commercial Space Applications:  Transformation, Fusion and Competition

Trieste, Italy, October 16 - 19, 2017

The 23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference and the 35th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), the two most influential technical conferences on satellite systems, will be held jointly in Trieste, Italy, on October 16 through 19th, 2017. The first day, October 16, will be devoted exclusively to the 35th ICSSC Colloquium.

The theme of the Conference is Commercial Space Applications: Transformation, Fusion and Competition.
The rapid technology revolution, the large scale services integration, the new launch options, the LEO and GEO constellations competition and the integration of the markets are driving and pushing towards a big transformation in satellite systems. The application and services integration are changing technology and market perspectives. The development of sensor systems and high-speed data links for small satellites and drones holds open the promise for a revolution in global sensing markets. The development of many new LEO systems and small satellites, stratospheric platforms, and GEO systems together with the future exploitation of the new Q/V and possibly W frequency bands are creating a major competitive environment. The Joint Conference 2017 will cover these transformations, propose and discuss new uses, and provide a forum for the exploration of the economic, marketing, technical and regulatory issues affecting these new challenges.

Highlights of the Joint Conference

Keynote Addresses
The future of NASA’s Space Communications
Badri Younes
, Deputy Associate Administrator, Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), NASA HQ


Enabling Internet Access to All
Greg Wyler
, OneWeb Founder and Executive Chairman

While the cities and suburbs of developed countries have broadband access, over 50% of the world, including rural America, Europe and Asia, remain without reliable high-speed connectivity.  The mission at OneWeb is to build a new global...
Plenary Panels
15th BroadSky Workshop
4th General Assembly of the Aldo Paraboni Propagation Experimenters Group (ASAPE)


  May 10, 2017
  June 8, 2017


  June 20, 2017
  June 27, 2017


  September 6, 2017

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   Information & Inquiries should be directed to:

   the Ka Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at and at
   the ICSSC Technical Program Chair at
   the Joint Conference Organization at

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