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PSSI invites you to a series of lectures on Space Security

18.11.2015

PSSI, in cooperation with the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University, the American Center in Prague and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, invites you to two public guest lectures within the Master's Degree course entitled "Space Security in the 21st Century" on the topic of Space Security that will take place at the American Center in Prague.

1) ATTILA MATAS, December 2, 2015, 17:00 (invitation on facebook)

  • Orbit/Spectrum Regulation - ITU International Regulatory Framework

This lecture will introduce the key issues discussed at the latest World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). It will examine the legal regime governing the use of the radiofrequency spectrum and orbital slots. Specifically, it will review the principles and regulations governing frequency spectrum allocations, the rights and obligations of the ITU Member States related to obtaining access to the spectrum/orbits, and international recognition of these rights. The lecture will also describe challenges related to ensuring efficient, rational and cost-effective utilization of the orbit and spectrum resources.

Mr. Matas serves as Head of the Space Publications and Registration Division in the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau - Space Services department. He is responsible for the processing and publication of GSO and non-GSO space systems and Earth stations submitted by administrations for inclusion in the for mal coordination procedures or recording in the Space Master International Frequency Register (SMIFR).

Please register by November 25 at acprague@state.gov with subject line:  Space Security.

2) DR. PETER L. HAYS, December 09, 2015, 17:00 (invitation on facebook)

  • Space and National Security: Opportunities and Challenges (via videoconference)

Space assets are essential to the effective functioning of the U.S. military. The lecture will examine the link between space and national security, as well as the implications of the increasingly robust counterspace capabilities of certain space-faring nations. It will likewise review other issues relevant to the U.S. strategy, policy and management of the national security uses of space.

Dr. Hays works for Falcon Research supporting the Principle Department of Defense Space Advisor.  He helps lead development and implementation of space policy and strategy initiatives.  Dr. Hays holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University and was an honor graduate of the USAF Academy.  He currently teaches at George Washington University, served internships at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Space Council. He previously taught at the USAF Academy, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and National Defense University.

Please register by December 02 at acprague@state.gov with subject line:  Space Security.

All lectures will be held in English.

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