1 July 1991 Small satellites: current legal issues in remote sensing
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This paper describes the spectrum allocation and licensing issues that must be faced by any company contemplating development of a private remote-sensing satellite system. Pursuant to the Land Remote-Sensing Commercialization Act of 1984, private remote-sensing satellite systems must be licensed by the Secretary of Commerce. Frequency assignment and licensing by the Federal Communications Commission is also required. Although the legal framework is in place, there are still issues to be resolved in the context of specific applications, including those issues arising from the inherent tension between commercial remote-sensing activity and national security concerns.
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Jill Abeshouse Stern, Jill Abeshouse Stern, } "Small satellites: current legal issues in remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45898; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45898


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