France asks ITU to label Russia Ukraine invasion as force majeure, OK extension for OneWeb Q/V satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — International satellite regulators, still grappling with the effects of the Covid pandemic on project milestone deadlines, are now being asked to consider supply-chain blockages caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a force majeure event.

One of the first of these appeals to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is from France on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space and the OneWeb broadband satellite constellation.

France’s National Frequencies Agency, ANFR, is asking the ITU’s . . .

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