“Among numerous space activities, satellite communications remain the most widespread, essential, and advanced. Satellites have become an integral part of our daily lives, providing instant delivery of huge amounts of data, real-time voice and video, radio and television broadcasting, and broadband access worldwide. By transmitting signals at any distance, satellites connect places everywhere on Earth, allowing us to stay in touch for work and with our loved ones in any circumstances.
To perform a communication function, satellites need to be placed in orbit and use the radio-frequency spectrum, which are limited natural resources. Such resources are managed by the Radiocommunication Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R), which ensures their rational, equitable, efficient and economical use in an interference-free environment.”