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Chairman's Statement on Facilitating Commercial Space Launches

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Released: March 15, 2013

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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March 15, 2013
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI

ON FACILITATING COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCHES

Washington, D.C. – The following statement is attributable to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski:
“Our actions today are designed to accelerate the growth of a new American industry with major growth
potential, commercial space launches. Companies can't launch or operate space vehicles without
spectrum, and today the U.S. is leading the way in developing rules of the road for commercial space
launches. Our measures to streamline processes and increase predictability will help boost U.S.
leadership in the commercial space industry.”
-FCC-

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