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Proceedings and Initiatives


Space Station Licensing Rules & Policies
In 2003, the Commission substantially reformed and streamlined its space station licensing procedures. For NGSO-like applications, the Commission adopted a modified processing round procedure. When an NGSO-like application is filed, the Commission will announce a cut-off date for competing applications, and then divide equally the available spectrum among all the qualified applicants. For GSO-like applications, the Commission adopted a first-come, first-served procedure under which the Commission will consider applications in the order they are filed, and grant each application if the applicant is qualified, and the application does not conflict with any previously filed application. The Commission also considered several other proposals to reform the satellite rules. As part of its original reform proposals, the Commission proposed eliminating the requirement that satellite applicants demonstrate that they have the financial resources needed to construct and launch a satellite and operate it for one year. The Commission reasoned that the financial demonstration served the same purpose as its milestone requirements, to ensure that the licensee constructs its licensed facilities in a timely fashion. Therefore, the Commission proposed relying only on milestones to ensure that the licensee constructs its satellite in a timely manner, and it invited parties to suggest alternatives.

Releases

7/6/2005
DECLARATORY ORDER AND ORDER AND AUTHORIZATION
Delcaratory Order Authorizes Space Imaging LLC, to Modify its Norman, Oklahoma Earth Station License.
10/6/2004
ORDER
This Declaratory Order Clarifies Certain Part 25 Electronic Filing Requirements Adopted in the Fourth Report and Order of this Proceeding.
7/6/2004
FIRST ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION AND FIFTH REPORT AND ORDER
This Order Denies the Petitions for Reconsideration of the First Report and Order in this Proceeding Which Sought the Elimination of, or Substantial Revisions to the Requirement that Satellite Licensees Submit a Bond within 30 Days of Receiving their Linceses.
4/16/2004
FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER
Amendment of the Commission's Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies. 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review Streamlining and Other Revisions of Part 25 of the Commission's Rules Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Satellite Network Earth Stations and Space Stations.
7/23/2003
ERRATUM TO THIRD REPORT AND ORDER AND SECOND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Amendment of the Commission's Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies.
6/26/2003
THIRD REPORT AND ORDER AND SECOND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies.
6/4/2003
SECOND REPORT AND ORDER
Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies - Adopted a Procedure That Will Give Operators the Flexibility to Operate Satellites in Their Fleets at Any One of Their Orbit Locations Assigned to Their Fleet Without Individual Prior Approval.
10/29/2002
ERRATUM - FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Amendment of Commission's space station licensing rules and policies.
2/14/2002
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Amendment of Commission's space station licensing rules and policies. Invite comment on two options for revising the current satellite procedure: (1) a first-come, first served procedure, and (2) modifications to the current processing round procedure.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008