Intelsat joins group urging U.S. regulator to delay approval of SpaceX constellation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —Intelsat has joined a group of current and prospective satellite fleet operators in asking U.S. regulators to withhold approval of SpaceX’s mega-constellation of low-orbiting satellites until it can be analyzed for interference risk.

Intelsat’s comment to the  U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not oppose SpaceX’s 4,425-satellite Internet delivery constellation as such. Instead, the company is protesting that SpaceX only filed a detailed analysis of its plans to avoid signal inference on July 12.

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