When disaster strikes, governmental actors need ready-access to secure, robust and rapidly deployable satellite communications (SatCom) – which is exactly what GOVSATCOM provides.
“Whether it be due to a compromised terrestrial network, a lack of secure service coverage, or the need to support humanitarian missions in hostile territories, GOVSATCOM will provide authorised governmental users with the secure and cost-efficient communication capabilities they need,” says EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.
Connecting the GOVSATCOM service to users on the ground are downstream applications. As the link between space and user needs, EUSPA is set to play a big part in developing Europe’s SatCom downstream market.
SatCom Downstream Days
As part of this role, EUSPA is hosting the SatCom Downstream Days event at its headquarters in Prague. Scheduled for 3 – 4 May, this event is an opportunity for users, Member States, policymakers and industry stakeholders to come together to discuss and share their views on the sector’s challenges, needs and opportunities.
The event will feature a range of engaging panel discussions with users and programme representatives, as well as an opportunity for industry players to pitch their downstream application ideas. There will also be a matchmaking event and plenty of time to network.
Live demonstrations by the ENTRUSTED project
Participants will also be treated to demonstrations of secured SatCom use cases by the EU-funded ENTRUSTED project.
Established to provide a concrete set of governmental user requirements for GOVSATCOM services, representatives from the project will demonstrate how users can benefit from the secure and interoperable services GOVSATCOM will provide. Demonstrations will cover a number of scenarios, including secure SatCom in the emergence and disaster assistance.
At the end of the event, participants will be invited to share their views, which EUSPA will use to guide its ongoing support of the SatCom downstream market.
Would you be interested to pitch your companies for SATCOM applications, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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