On the 14th of October, G. Povero, BELS coordinator, presented the BELS project and its activities at the 21st Ka Band Utilization Conference in Bologna, Italy. The conference was a great occasion to spread out to a new audience what the BELS project is doing to promote the awareness and the test of EGNSS solutions in South East Asia.
The Ka Band Utilization Conference was founded to publicize the accomplishments in the use of Ka Band and Broadband applications for commercial purposes. Later, the scope of the conference was expanded to include Navigation and Earth Observation. This year the conference is focusing on the latest activities in all manners of satellite communications: broadcast, point to point, mobile, internet, data relay, inter-planetary, optical and stored data downloading from sensing satellites and, in close cooperation with AFCEA, dual use systems.