Today, approximately 60% (4.5B) of the world’s population cannot access the internet. Consequently, there has been a renaissance in interest and investment in space- and suborbital-based high-data-rate communications networks.
These networks will have global impact on humanity by affordably delivering high bandwidth information to every part of the world. This area cuts across multiple hardware-oriented fields of interest including: aerospace systems; antennas; autonomous systems; communications; electronics; microwave/mm-wave technology; photonics; position, navigation and timing; power electronics, etc.
MTT-S is currently leading a conference, the Topical Workshop in the Internet of Space to develop a global community of interest for this emerging ecosystem.