Casting a sustainable Astro-plan to reduce space debris
23 Nov 2021 | 6 min read
Because of our planet’s finite resources, tapping into outer space’s reserves is key to building a sustainable future. That’...
This year, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will take place in the UAE in Dubaï from October 25-29. The global space community, its major players, leaders, and decision makers, come together in an iconic meeting of minds, to work towards the advancement of all humankind. The IAC draws in over 4000 participants from around the world each year: astronauts, industry stalwarts, scientists, engineers, press and public, but also high-level stakeholders from space agencies and institutions around the world come together under one roof to exchange information and ideas, share developments and advances, swap insights, strategies, and rise trends.
As the first Satellite IoT (Sat IoT) service provider in Switzerland, Astrocast is proud to be part of the Swiss Space Office representation and show the benefits of its groundbreaking technology to communicate with assets in the most remote areas of the world. Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites deliver a unique solution designed with the challenges of IoT in mind, while the L-band frequency range is the most efficient spectrum for SatIoT applications, allowing for the use of miniaturized antennas that reliably work in all weather conditions. Astrocast is the only New Space IoT LEO network with commercial access to L-band spectrum and its patch antenna is small enough to be integrated into any asset or be custom-built. Our CEO Fabien Jordan, CFO Kjell Karlsen, and COO Laurent Vieira de Mello, will be delighted to tell you more about it.
Edward Burger, Astrocast Regulatory Affairs Specialist, will present his research during the session “Standardised Encryption as a Hard Requirement for Space Missions’ Communications Licensing?” as part of the IAC 2021 Technical Programme. In his talk, he will investigate existing space mission licensing rules around the world, the situations in which operators must demonstrate their missions’ cybersecurity preparedness, and how these rules could be developed in other jurisdictions’ regulatory frameworks for space activities. A talk to attend on October 29th, from 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm.