The event will explore the local challenges facing the Asia Satellite Market, as well as those of a global nature. Speakers from high-profile industry organisations will discuss a range of topics across the three-day event, which will be an excellent opportunity to network with industry contacts.
The event will explore the use of satellites by Asian nations, the importance of satellites for the military and governments of Asia, as well as the increased potential for disruption from space debris & interference. Attendees will hear sessions on the future of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management (STM) in light of the growing problem of congestion in space and spectrum.
Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG, commented: “This will be IRG’s first APAC-based event of the year so we are really looking forward to returning to the region to hear from the local industry. This event is going to be extra special for us as we are partnering with Intelligence-Sec and will be bringing together both of our respective audiences. I’m excited to lead a session during the event which will explore specific satellite interference issues in Asia-Pacific, a number of which are unique to the region, such as the importance of space weather forecasting.”
Other areas that will be analysed during the two-day conference and exhibition is the future of satellites, smallsats, the developments of 5G and HTS satellites and what is coming next. Another topic of discussion will be the potential for Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies and diminish errors within the satcoms world, as well as the impact of LEO constellations on the wider industry.
Martyn Hill, Director, Intelligence-Sec, added: “Satellite usage is on the up, and more and more countries are launching satellites for imagery, weather, surveillance and broadcasting purposes. But with this increase in satellites comes an added potential for congestion, interference and service disruption. Satellite Technology Asia will act as a platform for local operators, manufacturers and users to give us an overview of their current capabilities and future plans. It’s shaping up to be a really great event which we are very happy to be co-hosting with IRG.”
At IBC 2018, IRG will co-host a champagne reception with canapés at the ETL Systems booth (#1.A33) on Saturday 15th September at 4pm. Friends of IRG, Intel-Sec and ETL Systems, and members of the media, are very welcome to attend.
IRG will also host a members-only meeting during IBC on Saturday 15thSeptember between 11am-1pm. For more information please contact IRG, or register online here.