Updated: Dec 3, 2018

On November 8, 2018 the Commission has released the following agenda for the November Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:30 am.

Waiver of Part 25 Licensing Requirements for Receive-Only Earth Stations Operating with the Galileo Satellite Service: The Commission will consider an Order that addresses waivers of certain satellite licensing requirements for receive-only earth stations operating with the Galileo Radionavigation-Satellite Service. (IB Docket No. 17-16) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Mitigation of Orbital Debris: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing comprehensive updates to the Commission’s orbital debris rules for all Commission-authorized satellites. (IB Docket No. 18-313) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Facilitating Communication of Earth Stations in Motion with Non-Geostationary Orbit Space Stations: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing rules to facilitate the deployment of non-geostationary-orbit (NGSO) fixed-satellite service earth stations that transmit while in motion. (IB Docket No. 18-315) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

SpaceX V-Band Authorization: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion, Order and Authorization that would grant SpaceX’s request to deploy and operate a proposed non-geostationary constellation to provide broadband services around the world. (IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20170301-00027) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Kepler Communications Market Access Request: The Commission will consider an Order and Declaratory Ruling that would grant Kepler’s request for U.S. market access to offer global connectivity for the Internet of Things using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20161115-00114) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Telesat V-Band Market Access Request: The Commission will consider an Order and Declaratory Ruling that would grant Telesat’s request to access the U.S. market to provide broadband services using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20170301-00023) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

LeoSat Market Access Request: The Commission will consider an Order and Declaratory Ruling that would grant LeoSat’s request for U.S. market access to provide satellite broadband services in the United States using a proposed constellation of non-geostationary orbit satellites, including high-speed connectivity for enterprises. (IBFS File No. SAT-PDR-20161115-00112) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Further Streamlining Part 25 Rules on Satellite Services: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing additional streamlining of space and earth station licensing rules. (IB Docket No. 18-314) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Updating and Streamlining Rules for the Direct Broadcast Satellite Service: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to align the DBS licensing procedures with those of the geostationary fixed-satellite service. (IB Docket No. 06-160) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Electronic Delivery of MVPD Communications: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would modernize certain consumer notice provisions in Part 76 of the FCC’s Rules governing multichannel video and cable television service. (MB Docket Nos. 17-317, 17-105) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

Revisions to Reporting Requirements for Hearing Aid Compatible Mobile Handsets: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would replace requirements for wireless service providers to report annually on their offerings of hearing aid-compatible handsets with a requirement to provide enhanced information on their websites and to certify annually whether providers are in full compliance with the hearing aid compatibility rules. (WT Docket No. 17-228) FCC FACT SHEET AND DRAFT

In addition, Chairman Pai released a blog post discussing Space Month at the FCC.

The meeting will be streamed at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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