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FCC to set five-year deadline for deorbiting LEO satellites


FCC to set five-year deadline for deorbiting LEO satellites The Federal Communication Commission wants to require operators of low Earth orbit satellites to deorbit their spacecraft within five years after their mission ends, a much shorter timeframe than currently required. The FCC issued a draft order Sept. 8 setting a “five-year rule” for post-mission disposal of LEO satellites. The commission will take up the order at its Sept. 29 open meeting.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Sep 9)

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