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Smallsat companies form trade association to address issues facing the smallsat community

At the annual Smallsat conference in Logan, Utah, the Commercial Smallsat Spectrum Management Association (CSSMA) held its first meeting since legally forming earlier this month. A number of well-known smallsat operators and other companies have joined the organization, which seeks to advance a number of goals common to the smallsat community. These goals include creating

From Garage to Global Coverage: SmallSat Growth and Opportunities are the Focus of the 2017 SmallSat Symposium and CSSMA Meeting

At this year’s SmallSat Symposium in Silicon Valley, February 6-8, 2017, attendees exchanged perspectives on promoting innovation and development in the satellite industry, all surrounded by exhibits of the first computers and early innovators who paved the way.  Due to attendance twice as high as last year’s event, the SmallSat Symposium experienced a slight upgrade—the

SmallSats are Big in Logan, Utah

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We are excited to present this entry in our new TMT2020 series, which reflects the key technology, media, and telecoms legal issues that are expected to impact today’s organizations and tomorrow’s marketplace.  It also provides an opportunity to highlight contributions by TMT associates across our global offices and practice areas.  Fresh air, lush

Commercial Satellites: Report to Congress Recommends the Relaxation of Export Controls

The Department of Defense and Department of State released a long-awaited joint report to Congress on April 18, 2012 recommending the relaxation of export controls currently applicable to certain types of commercial satellites, satellite components and related systems.  The so-called Section 1248 report, which was mandated by Congress under a 2009 statute, represents another significant development