PARIS — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX’s launch of 7,500 Gen 2 satellites and withheld judgment on whether the rest of the 29,988-satellite constellation would be allowed based on further study.
The U.S. regulator’s 74-page Dec 1 decision at first glance may appear to be a carte-blanche green light for thousands of additional satellites into what is increasingly viewed as a risky low Earth orbit environment.
But the decision is far more complicated than . . .
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