AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-190.01
In this Special Bulletin:
* AMSAT-NA Files Comments on FCC Docket #18-86 Small Satellite Licensing Procedures
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-190.01 ANS-190 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 190.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE July 9, 2018 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-190.01
On July 9, 2018, AMSAT filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission on their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking In the Matter of Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites (International Bureau Docket #18-86). AMSAT's comments as filed can be found at: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10709067911864
(A copy of AMSAT's comments document can be accessed on the ECFS page, using the Document Download link)
In the comments, AMSAT reviewed the significant contributions made by the organization and the amateur radio community. The comments note that the many scientific and technological achievements made by AMSAT satellites directly led to many groups, including government, non-profit, and commercial organizations becoming interested in developing small satellites of their own. AMSAT also discussed the suitability of authorizing certain satellites built by universities and non-profit organizations in the amateur satellite service and expressed opposition to satellites licensed as experimental under Part 5 of the Commission's regulations operating in the amateur satellite service bands.
Interested parties may file reply comments on or before August 7, 2018.
[ANS thanks AMSAT Executive Vice-President, Paul Stoetzer, N8HM for the above information]