DC Circ. Won't Stop SpaceX Satellites From Launching

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit won't stop SpaceX from launching more of its Starlink fleet of broadband satellites while rival Viasat challenges the Federal Communications Commission decision that's allowing the Elon Musk-owned company to operate the constellation closer to Earth.

The panel said it can't stop the launch because Viasat fell short of the "stringent requirements" it had to meet for a stay. But it will fast track the case, the panel added in its Tuesday order, setting out a plan to have briefing done by the week of Halloween.

Besides a briefing schedule, the order for the consolidated appeal — Viasat's and...

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