Satellite Cos. Want FCC To Reconsider Space Junk Rules

By Nadia Dreid (September 28, 2020, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission didn't go far enough when it added new rules aimed at curbing the amount of potentially harmful space debris that ends up floating around the atmosphere, satellite bigwigs Amazon, SpaceX and Boeing told the agency.

The trio of satellite operators want the FCC to reconsider the significantly pared-back set of rules on orbital debris that it handed down back in April, and they made their case in three separate petitions filed Thursday.

The agency was originally mulling a stricter set of guidelines that it backed off of when it came time to vote, but Amazon's Kuiper Systems...

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