U.S. regulators propose to relax satellite constellation in-service, coverage rules

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — U.S. regulators propose to relax requirements for satellite constellations in non-geostationary orbit to give them more time to deploy their systems, and to permit networks that focus on specific geographic areas and do not cover all U.S. territory.

But they remain undecided about how to accommodate high-altitude platforms

The proposals, which the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Sept. 7, will be discussed on Sept. 26 at the agency’s open meeting.

They are particularly good news for the . . .

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