For SpaceX, Amazon and other LEO satellite constellations, spectrum and landing rights issues remain

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — Aspiring operators of constellations providing broadband data, OneWeb and Telesat, said they admired prospective competitor Amazon as a company but that Amazon would need to play by the same spectrum-reservation rules as everyone else.

Amazon’s proposed constellation of low-orbiting satellites was one of the recurring topics at the Satellite 2019 conference here May 6-9.

Amazon has said little about its intentions and it is unclear what spectrum it plans to use and what coordination efforts it . . .

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