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.