Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG)


Annual Meeting

The 38th annual meeting of the Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG-38) will be hosted by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) from 22-30 August 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  More information on the event can be found here.

World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC)

WRC-15

WRC-15: SFCG Results

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) was held from 2-27 November 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. Many items of interest to the SFCG were dealt with at WRC-15 and the results of the Conference are examined and evaluated in the SFCG Success at WRC-15.

Conference Center

WRC-19: SFCG UPDATE

The World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2015) decided in its Resolutions 809 and 810 to recommend to the Council the agenda for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) and the preliminary agenda for the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23). The SFCG Objectives for the 2019 World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-19) to be held 28 October to 22 November 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, can be found in the SFCG WRC-19 Objectives (PDF 114 KB) document. This document was initiated on 13-September-2017 at SFCG-36 and will be updated at subsequent annual SFCG meetings leading up to WRC-19. Updates on regional preparations to those WRC-19 Agenda Items of interest to the SFCG are available to SFCG members.

Databases

Satellite

SFCG Satellite Database (Members Only)

The SFCG Satellite Database Entry is available for member access (NOTE:This database requires separate credentials from a Member's normal log in credentials). (Access the SFCG Database User’s Guide (PDF, 1.6 MB)) SFCG Members should contact the SFCG Satellite Database Administrator for credentials to access this database.

Satellite

X-Band Database

The SFCG maintains the X-Band Database (XBDB) for missions operating or planning to operate in the band 8025–8400 MHz also referred to as X-band. This database also includes the ground stations used. This dedicated database provides a quick overview of the satellite population in this band including missions of non-SFCG members as well as missions of SFCG members not yet included in the general database. The SFCG X-Band Database (MS Excel, 395 KB) is available for public access. (Updated 20-July-2015)

Satellite

Remote Sensing Disaster Database

The SFCG IWG on Disaster Management produced an on-line searchable Remote Sensing Disaster Database. The database provides information on instruments, mission, frequency of operation, data product, product usage, and data latency on remote sensing missions and instruments that can support disaster management and relief support efforts. A Users Guide (PDF, 197 KB) is available to assist in using the database. Guidance in developing the infrastructure to use these data, and where to obtain training in analyzing these data, is available in Guidance and Training for Users (PDF, 136 KB). Please report any errors, necessary additions or comments to the database curator.

Active Sensing Information for Radio Astronomers

At SFCG-30, the SFCG agreed to assist radio astronomers in protecting their sensitive receivers from damaging interference from spaceborne radars used for Earth observation and remote sensing by providing useful links and related information.