Viasat: SpaceX Starlink threat to LEO sustainability is unique and critical. Nations should fix limits to assure equitable access

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite broadband hardware and service provider Viasat Inc. is trying to persuade large nations outside the United States to deny landing rights to preserve the long-term usability of low Earth orbit for themselves and others by actively scrutinizing all large LEO constellations, including SpaceX's Starlink, and adopting standards to ensure equivable access for all.

Exasperated that U.S. regulators, and even Viasat’s industry peers, have chosen not to sound the alarm about the dangers of placing tens of thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit, Viasat hopes . . .

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