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International Space Symposium Panel Discusses Future of Satellite Internet

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2002) — The future of satellite Internet and its services, obstacles and opportunities is the subject of a unique space applications panel, `Internet 3:The Case for Space,` at the International Space Symposium, scheduled September 10-13 in Toulouse. Panelists, including a network solutions leader, a leader in advanced digital fixed satellite systems and services and a noted futurist and consultant will address the viability of near and long term satellite Internet capabilities. Participating in “The Case for Space” are Hugh Arif, space initiatives manager, Global Defense & Space Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.; David Hartshorn, secretary general, Global VSAT Forum; and Deborah Westphal, partner, Toffler Associates. The discussion will include regulatory issues and the impact that the applications have on business and society. The panel, which takes place September 12, is part of the four-day global forum on the international space industry. The International Space Symposium also includes featured speakers, an international exhibit center and several networking opportunities. The Space Foundation conducts the International Space Symposium in association with Space News and more than 30 participating agencies and supporting organizations. CNES is the host national space agency. For a comprehensive speaker list, program agenda, registration, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities visit, or call (US) 719-576-8000.

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