Event: Switch to Space 2018, October 8, Brussels, Belgium
Type: Speaking Slot
Speaker: Geert Adams, VP R&D Programs & Competence Centers, Newtec
Topic: "Space and 5G"
This session will explore two of the main activities in the space sector: Navigation and Communication. A huge majority of the population is making use of space applications on a daily basis, just by using their smartphones. Since many years, Europe is developing its own navigation system: GALILEO.
This service will soon be operational and surpass the performances of the commonly known GPS system, opening the door to innovative applications. As concerns satellite communications, they account for the largest share of the space sector with their associated satellite services and applications. This sector drives many innovative applications to which Belgium is largely contributing.