The 17th Ka and Broadband Communications – Navigation and Earth Observation Conference took place in Palermo on 3-5 October 2011.

This event involved representatives of the main national and international satellite communications sector operators. The purpose of the Ka and Broadband Communications, Navigation and Earth Observation Conference was to present the latest information on a variety of areas, including: satellite communications, broadband and Ka, navigation, environmental monitoring, weather forecasts, solar system exploration, video distribution, security, and the most recent applications concerning flight assistance and dual-use Earth observation systems. The Conference was sponsored by the agencies ASI, ESA and NASA, as well as by the Canadian Research Centre for Communications (CRC), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the American National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT). Participants included numerous representatives of the satellite communications industry and service providers.

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