Sunday, 11 March 2018

The FCC says a space startup launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission

The FCC says a space startup launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission

Earlier this year, a space startup from Silicon Valley launched four of its first prototype communications satellites on top of an Indian rocket. Except the FCC says that the company didn’t have authorization to send up those spacecraft from the US government, IEEE Spectrum reports. It would seemingly mark the first time a US private company launched un-licensed satellites into orbit — and these rogue spacecraft could pose a danger to other objects in space.

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