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Wednesday, February 3 • 09:00 - 09:20
Access to Spectrum and Orbital Resources

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This presentation will focus on the domestic and international regulatory obligations with respect to access to spectrum/orbital resources.  The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC - formerly Industry Canada) is responsible for spectrum management in Canada and is also responsible for securing access to orbital resources through the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

The presentation will include an overview of Canada’s spectrum licensing framework for satellites, as well as the process for applying for a licence.  It will also discuss the application process for earth stations.

When applying for a space station (satellite) licence, a parallel process must be undertaken with the ITU, via the Department, to secure the international rights to frequencies and orbital resources.  The presentation will briefly address the ITU process for registration and coordination, as well as the obligations of satellite operators.  The international regulations are updated every few years during the World Radicocommunication Conference.  One was just held in November 2015.  The presentation will touch upon the outcome of the conference as it relates to smallsat operators.

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David Kendall

Chair, UN COPUOS (2016-17), Canadian Space Agency



Director, Space Services Operations, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Suzanne Lambert has 27 years of experience in spectrum management, working in the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada, formerly Industry Canada.  Throughout her career, she occupied various positions, where she developed technical regulatory standards, participated actively in the review of the Radiocommunication Regulations in the 1990s, developped mobile system standards.  She was manager, mobile... Read More →

Wednesday February 3, 2016 09:00 - 09:20
Champagne Ballroom 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2

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