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TMT2020: CSSMA Holds First Working Meeting

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We are excited to present this entry in our 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 colleagues across our global offices and practice areas.

Stephen Duall, FCC, (not pictured) leads a discussion regarding frequency allocation.

On September 16th, the Commercial Smallsat Spectrum Association (CSSMA) held its first working meeting at the Washington D.C. office of Hogan Lovells with the goal of facilitating spectrum pre-coordination between federal agencies and commercial smallsat operators, as we previously announced here.

Throughout the day, participants engaged in substantive discussions regarding techniques and processes for spectrum sharing and coordination.  Jose Albuquerque and Stephen Duall of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Fred Mistichelli of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Scott Galbraith of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were some of the representatives on behalf of the federal agencies.

Scott Galbraith (NASA), Evan Kurtz (Ursa Space), Charles Schira (Space Sciences), Trey Hanbury (Hogan Lovells) and Tom Peters (Hogan Lovells) enjoy lunch.

Scott Galbraith (NASA), Evan Kurtz (Ursa Space), Charles Schira (Space Sciences), Trey Hanbury (Hogan Lovells) and Tom Peters (Hogan Lovells) enjoy lunch.

Following are links to the meeting agenda, and the presentations by Stephen Duall (FCC)Fred Mistichelli (NOAA), and Beau Backus (Aerospace).

Looking Ahead

CSSMA has tentatively scheduled its next meeting at the Silicon Valley office of Hogan Lovells on February 9th, 2017. Interested parties may also want to attend the Smallsat symposium that will be held in the area from February 6th – 8th.  See you then.

Beau Backus (Aerospace) and Mike Safyan (Planet) relax after the meeting.

Beau Backus (Aerospace) and Mike Safyan (Planet) relax after the meeting.