The Global Conference on Space and the Information Society – GLIS 2016 – co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 6 and 7 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, will focus on a variety of topics on space and security and will illustrate the interconnection between the space sector and security matters.
Space activities in the past were only possible by the governments of a few spacefaring nations. Over the past several years, however, there has been an increase in space activities, and the number of countries carrying out those activities in space. Space programmes are designed around two main political arguments: access to independent information to support government interests and access to critical technologies and capabilities.
Today, space technologies and applications are critical infrastructures and contribute in ensuring security both in space and on Earth. Space technologies and applications today are serving civil and defence needs.
Tony Azzarelli of One Web (Ltd), Christina Giannopapa of the European Space Agency (ESA), Olga Volynskaya of Roskosmos, and Cath Westcott from the BBC World Service, will all participate in the Panel 4 discussions of GLIS 2016 addressing civil security and satellite communications, developments in military satellite programmes, cyberspace security, jamming and spoofing as a governance problem, and space traffic management in the age of mega-constellations.
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