Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Deputy Associate Administrator, Badri Younes, presented to approximately 135 young professionals and students at the annual Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Ercolano, Italy September 27-29, 2012. The SGC is the annual meeting of the Space Generation Advisory Council held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress. Badri was the Exploration Spotlight speaker and discussed how space communications is necessary for exploration and the future of space communications.
SCaN also sponsored the Exploration Working Group topic on "Space Communications in Exploration," where approximately 20 SGC delegates explored the future use of space communications and international cooperation for Mars exploration.
Since 2008, SCaN has supported the Space Generation Advisory Council (SCAG) activities, an international non-profit organization that resulted out of United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) recommendations in 1999.