#33: Rogue Satellites

If you want to launch a satellite to orbit, you need permission from the government. Not only for the launch, but also a license for the radio broadcasts to and from the satellite, and also to register an orbit. What happens if permission is denied, and you launch anyway? A U.S. based startup, Swarm Technologies, may be about to find out.

 

Show Notes

FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites
Why Did Swarm Launch Its Rogue Satellites?
Swarm’s Initial FCC application
FCC Rejects Swarm’s Application
FCC “sets aside” Swarm’s application future launches
Liability versus Responsibility in Space Law

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