Startical to use space-based aeronautical frequencies for its satellite constellation
Startical, the company created by ENAIRE and Indra for the development of a satellite project, will be in a position to use the aeronautical frequency band, whose exploitation from space has been authorised to provide VHF communications services (voice and data) and surveillance for air traffic management. This will constitute a highly important step in the development of the Startical project.
On December 15, 2023, the Plenary Session of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC 23) approved a new allocation to the AMS(R)S (aeronautical mobile -satellite (R) service) on the VHF aeronautical band (117.975 – 137 MHz). This decision is extremely significant and historic because it will pave the way for new developments and projects while optimising air traffic control.