The Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission is looking to streamline licensing and regulation of small satellites to catalyze their development and related services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in July that, in essence, smaller satellites—those with mass under 400 kg.—deserved a smaller process compared with their large, legacy brethren. Commissioners will formally consider the proposed, streamlined framework Aug. 1. Pai ...


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