SES and World House Week Affiliation have confirmed that SES President and CEO Steve Collar will likely be Honorary Chair of World House Week 2020.
“I’m excited to chair World House Week, the largest area occasion on Earth, because it focuses world consideration on the broad advantages of satellite tv for pc expertise to humankind,” stated Collar. “At SES, we at all times say that we do the extraordinary in area in order that our prospects can do wonderful issues on Earth. We imagine passionately within the want for content material and connectivity all over the place and this perception aligns completely with the main target of World House Week. House touches the human expertise in so some ways and I’m proud to assist spotlight the impression that we, as an business, have right this moment and can proceed to have sooner or later.”
“We’re thrilled that SES’s Steve Collar is utilizing his voice as an business chief to help World House Week,” stated Dennis Stone, Affiliation President. “Over the course of his profession, Steve has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to leveraging the ingenuity of the area business to positively impression the lives and experiences of individuals in each nook of the globe. We’re proud to offer him with a platform to shine a light-weight on the vital contributions of this thrilling subject.”
World House Week is a United Nations-declared occasion held every year between Four-10 October. In 2018, World House Week included 5,400 occasions in 86 nations. In 2019, World House Week will function the Moon, with astronomy teams globally focusing telescopes on our nearest neighbour. In 2020, World House Week will concentrate on satellite tv for pc expertise and the important thing position of satellites in right this moment’s world.
Yearly, academics use area throughout World House Week to encourage college students and a myriad of area occasions to coach the general public about area actions. Collar will encourage the area and satellite tv for pc industries to take part in World House Week and can keynote an awards occasion to acknowledge prime supporters.
At the moment, almost 2,000 satellites help essential features reminiscent of broadcasting, communications and connectivity, navigation, climate forecasting and Earth observations. World House Week 2020 will even function new makes use of of satellites enabled by miniaturization and next-generation methods reminiscent of SES’s new O3b and mPOWER medium Earth orbit (MEO) system.