ITU Board rejects Liechtenstein deadline-waiver request for 2 LEO constellations, putting operator Rivada in a bind

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE July 7-8: This story has been updated to include statements by Rivada Space Networks on the ITU decision.

PARIS — International regulators have rejected a request by the government of Liechtenstein and its new industrial partner, U.S.-based Rivada Space Networks, for a one-year extension of the deadline to begin fielding two constellations of broadband satellites in low Earth orbit.

The decision of the Radio Regulations Board of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which was not surprising, leaves Liechtenstein’s . . .

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