The ITU and Managing Satellite Orbital and Spectrum Resources in the 21st Century

  • Audrey L. Allison

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 81-94

About this book


Access to satellite orbits and spectrum is managed by the ITU, a United Nations body that strives to extend the benefits of new technologies to the world, while ensuring equitable access to these resources. This book explores how the ITU approaches these dual missions in light of the increasing saturation of the geostationary orbit by a vibrant global satellite industry and the rising interests of developing countries in accessing these limited resources. These issues were the subject of debate at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference. This book describes and assesses various regulatory approaches undertaken to manage the increasing requests for access to space and especially access to spectrum and orbital locations in the geosynchronous or “The Clarke” orbit.


2012 World Radiocommunication Conference Global Satellite Industry ITU United Nations International Space Law International Telecommunications Union Outer Space Regulation Satellite Access Satellite Regulation Saturation of Geostationary Orbit Space Technology Telecommunications Technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Audrey L. Allison
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  1. 1.Boeing CompanyBoeingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Audrey Allison 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05313-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05314-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8171
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-818X
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