PSSI's Space Security Program Project Coordinator Frantisek Avrat attended traineeships in Washington, DC


18 May 2023/PSSI

Our Space Security Program Project Coordinator, František Avrat was nominated by Adam Hayes from the U.S. Department of State to attend two intense traineeships in Washington, DC, on May 1-5, 2023.

Specifically, he participated in the "Satellite Communications Policy in the New Space World" program organized by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Executive Education in Technology Policy (CEE-TP). The program focused on topics such as spectrum management, space sustainability, and the use of satellites to achieve societal goals like effective disaster response and bridging the digital divide.

Subsequently, he took part in the Satellite Communication Training Sequence organized by the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI). During this training, he had the opportunity to delve deeper into the regulation of GSO and NGSO constellations, hear from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about satellite and space communication, and learn about Amazon Kuiper's LEO broadband constellation. Additionally, he had the privilege of visiting the AST SpaceMobile’s satellite control room and gaining insights into their groundbreaking satellite direct-to-handset technology.