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United Nations Coordination
November 4, 2012

International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG)

The ICG is a forum to discuss Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to benefit people around the world.

  • SCaN represents NASA in the Department of State-led activities before the ICG, including the development of interoperable GNSS signals, international development of services to support space users within the Global Positioning System (GNSS) space service volume, and development of interoperable laser ranging standards for geodetic applications of GNSS.

› ICG website

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

The ITU-R is a forum to ensure rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum by all radiocommunication services, including those using satellite orbits, and to carry out studies and adopt recommendations on radiocommunication matters.

  • SCaN represents NASA at the Department of State and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) meetings to effect changes to the international radio regulations at World Radiocommunications Conferences (WRC).
  • SCaN works through established processes via NTIA to register its frequency assignments with the ITU-R to ensure protection of its spectrum resources from harmful interference from other spectrum users.

› ITU website

Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

SGAC is a forum to employ the creativity and vigor of youth in advancing humanity through the peaceful uses of outer space.

  • SCaN supports the SGAC activities by providing this global volunteer network between the ages of 18-35, a voice in space policy and engage them in SCaN-related issues and activities.

› SGAC website

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