Agenda Item Text of Agenda Item Conclusion and/or Recommendation of the Committee
1.21 To consider a primary allocation to the radiolocation service in the band 15.4-15.7 GHz, taking into account the results of ITU R studies, in accordance with Resolution 614 (WRC 07). Recommendation: Radar in the 15.4-15.7 GHz band should have a sufficiently low level of unwanted emissions to avoid interference in the adjacent 15.35-15.40 GHz Radio Astronomy Service/ Earth Exploration-Satellite Service band in accordance with the limits specified in Recommendation ITU-R RA.769.
1.25 To consider possible additional allocations to the mobile-satellite service, in accordance with Resolution 231 (WRC 07). Recommendation: Satellite downlink transmissions should have low enough out-of-band emissions to minimize interference with radio astronomy based on Recommendation ITU-R RA.769. This applies to uplinks as well, though if well separated from observatory sites, uplinks are unlikely to cause interference.

Recommendation: According to International Footnote 5.458, “;Administrations [are urged to] bear in mind the needs of the Earth exploration-satellite (passive) and space research (passive) services in their future planning” of this frequency range to protect current and future spaceborne observatories.
8.1.1 On the activities of the Radiocommunication Sector since WRC 07. Conclusion: Earth observation using radiocommunication frequencies has become a key means of understanding the effects of changes in both the natural and artificial environment, and of providing information for effective decision making and resource management in many areas of society and life. In addition, Earth science and observation technology have economic benefits, both in job creation and in early warning of potentially disastrous and disruptive situations. These benefits will continue and increase as technology pushes mankind’s understanding of its environment even further.
8.2 To recommend to the Council items for inclusion in the agenda for the next WRC, and to give its views on the preliminary agenda for the subsequent conference and on possible agenda items for future conferences, taking into account Resolution 806 (WRC 07). Recommendation: A secondary allocation for Earth Exploration-Satellite Service (passive) between 6.425 and 7.250 GHz should be sought to normalize the radio regulations with the current and planned practical passive use of the spectrum for Earth observation.


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