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Private space company Swarm fined more than $1 million over unauthorised satellite launch


Private space company Swarm fined more than $1 million over unauthorised satellite launch There are warnings about "runaway cowboy-like behaviour" from private companies joining the space race after a US tech start-up was slapped with a historic fine last month for launching unauthorised satellites. Swarm Technologies was fined $US900,000 ($1.28 million) on December 21 for launching four mini satellites in January 2018 after explicitly being denied permission by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over concerns about the ability to track them.   More



(Source: ABC News - Jan 3)

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