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Spectrum 2018 - Background Readings

Section 1. Orbiting 2018
Debra Werner, “Small Satellites Are at The Center of a Space Industry Transformation,” Space News, August 22, 2018. Available online:

Marina Koren, “Launching Rogue Satellites Into Space Was a ‘Mistake’,” The Atlantic, September 17, 2018. Available online:

Section 2. Bringing Satellites Down to Earth

Tom Stroup, “The Race to 5G: Exploring Spectrum Needs to Maintain U.S. Global Leadership,” United States Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Hearing, July 25, 2018. Available online:

Scott Pace, “Space 2.0: U.S. Competitiveness and Policy in the New Space Era,” Hudson Institute, April 30, 2018. Available online:

Section 3. International Considerations

Wuchen Tang, Paul Thompson, Barry Evans, “Frequency Band Sharing Between Satellite and Terrestrial Fixed Links in the Ka Band,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), September 10, 2015. Available online:

Jennifer Manner, “Op-ed | Balancing Terrestrial & Satellite 5G Needs for International Spectrum Harmonization,” Space News, March 15, 2018. Available online: