Plenary Session III: The space Internet and the Future of Space Communications

This panel will explore the evolving user needs and requirements and the future market(s) for telecommunications services.
It will also explore options for space systems in meeting future needs along with associated advances in technology and capabilities, as well the future regulatory environment.
The role of emerging space programs in contributing to evolving space communications infrastructure and the potential for public-private-partnerships will be a special focus.

Panel Moderator
Badri Younes (Deputy Associate Administrator, Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), NASA)

Jean-Francois Fenech (Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat Asia)
James Hinds (Director, Airbus Defence and Space UK)
Dave Israel (Exploration and Space Communications Projects Architect for the Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
Klaus-Juergen Schulz (Head of the Ground Station Systems Division, European Space Agency (ESA) / European Space Operations Center (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany)
Hojin Lee (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea)