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Ajit Pai Planning to Revise FCC’s Smallsat Application Procedures

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said that he seeks to simplify the approval process for satellites below 400 pounds during a Chamber of Commerce event, FCW reported Tuesday. Pai noted that small satellites have the potential to expand broadband access to underserved areas and that the streamlined application process will promote better spectrum use while also mitigating radiofrequency interference.

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Ellen Lord: DoD Should Consider Launch Service Capability for Small, Large Satellites

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said she thinks DoD should collaborate with launch service providers to ensure the availability of services to bring small and large satellites to space on short notice, SpaceNews reported Monday. “I think we need to look at launch service capability for small sats as well as large,” she said Monday at the Pentagon.

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NASA Awards Funds to 10 Small Satellite Studies

NASA has awarded a total of $3.6 million in grants to 10 mission concept studies that will use small satellites to explore Venus, Earth’s moon, asteroids, Mars and outer planets. The agency said Thursday awardees on the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program will use satellites that weigh less than 400 pounds while CubeSats will …

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NASA Goddard Interns Conduct Space Comms, Navigation Projects; Mike Weiss Comments

NASA hired interns during the summer to support the explorations and space communications projects division at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Forty-eight students from 25 different U.S. schools participated in internship programs run by the Space Communications and Navigation Program Office that works to integrate NASA’s deep space, space and near-Earth networks, the …

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