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Global Regulatory Challenges for LEO Satellites

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Global regulatory challenges for LEO satellites

Companies seeking to “connect the globe” via global low earth orbit (LEO) nongeostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite systems and applications face many, often
very different, national regulatory regimes. This essay outlines a satellite operator’s “regulatory journey” by giving examples of duplicate, onerous or prohibitively high barriers to entry in various countries, and suggests best practice recommendations to enable LEO NGSO satellites to provide innovative services and benefit end- users globally.


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