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The latest edition of ESA Space2Connect Conference 2023 was aimed at the entire satellite telecommunications value chain, covering both the commercial and institutional parts, to explore innovative space solutions to EMPOWER CONNECTIVITY FOR OUR SOCIETY.
The Space2Connect 2023 programme began with an overview of society's connectivity habits and needs, which was used to shape the Ambitions of the space telecommunications sector. Analysing the Enablers through which potential solutions can be made possible and focusing on what are the Values that must be an intrinsic part of this transformation, the goal of the conference was to shape the future of the Satcom sector, together!
DAY 1 - Wednesday 7th June - The
The first day of the conference focused on using space to benefit citizens by exploring how Satcom can aid institutions and the commercial sector in providing essential services such as healthcare and education in rural areas. Attendees have discussed innovative ways to leverage Satcom to bridge the digital divide and improve access to critical services for those in remote and under-served areas. Moreover, the ambition of space is to continue to nourish human aspiration and called for joint efforts to enable connectivity to and for the Moon (and beyond!). This will create job opportunities and prosperity on Earth, while inspiring young people to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, creating a highly qualified workforce for the future.
DAY 2 - Thursday 8th June - The
Satcom Enablers and Values
On the second day of the conference, we have explored the key enablers that are necessary to ensure that new space-based solutions are made available to society in a timely manner. This included discussions on emerging satellite communication systems, the role of Satcom in digital transformation, and the importance of technological innovation as the backbone of the sector. The discussion continued focusing on the values that the Satcom sector should embrace in order to provide new connectivity solutions to society.
These values include sustainability and responsibility, which shall be an integral part of the DNA of Satcom, and that are necessary for a prosperous and green future.
DAY 3 - Friday 9th June - The Satcom
The third day was dedicated to parallel sessions addressing multi-disciplinary forums (5G/6G, Safety and Security, Optical, Energy, Investor), a dedicated session on Italian Space sector and the 2023 edition of Final Presentation Days, which is a unique opportunity for European and Canadian Industry and ESA technical experts to showcase the latest research and developments in advanced technology and products for the Satellite telecommunication market made within ESA’s ARTES 4.0 programmes portfolio.
The Space2Connect Conference 2023 may be now over but the CALL FOR ACTION to the whole Satcom community to continue SHAPING THE FUTURE TOGETHER is still on going. Watch our video below, ESA’s prospect on innovative systems, disruptive technologies and solutions to EMPOWER CONNECTIVITY FOR OUR SOCIETY.
Get ready to experience the cutting edge of satellite telecommunications technology at ESA's ARTES Final Presentation Days! This recurrent event represents a great opportunity to witness the latest research and developments in advanced technology and products for the European and Canadian industry.
Join us for a comprehensive overview of all the recently completed activities and achievements made within ESA's ARTES 4.0 program portfolio. With more than 100 concise presentations per edition, covering space, ground, and system domains, you will gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in the field.
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