The information in this webpage is an unofficial list of space stations authorized by the Federal Communications Commission under Part 25, or granted access to the U.S. market pursuant to Section 25.137 of the Commission’s rules.

The list provides the following information for each space station license or U.S. market access grant: the orbital location for a geostationary satellite or identification of the grant as pertaining to a non-geostationary satellite system; space station or system name; call sign; operator name; licensing administration; frequencies; a link to where polarization, coverage, and orbital debris mitigation information can be found; launch date of the space station; and whether the space station has been granted U.S. market access. It also includes links to relevant information concerning certain Federal space stations authorized by the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), as well as space stations authorized as points of communications for Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft (ESAA).

The list will be updated whenever regular licenses and grants of U.S. market access are issued or modified, or the Commission is notified of the removal of space stations from service.

This webpage fulfills a directive to create and maintain on our website “a list of all regular Commission space station licenses and grants of U.S. market access, including information on the frequencies and polarization(s) used, coverage area provided, and orbital location of geostationary orbit satellites, and indicating which space station operations are accessible to earth stations by virtue of a “Permitted List” or “ISAT List” designation on their license.” Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services, Second Report and Order, 30 FCC Rcd 14713, 14759, para. 127 (2015).  Although such information is already publicly available online via the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS), including this information in an online list of current authorizations may aid potential applicants and prove to be more convenient to the public and the Commission.

IBFS remains the official licensing database of the Commission and, in the event of any discrepancies between this webpage and IBFS, the information in IBFS is controlling. If you believe this webpage contains inaccuracies or omissions, please e-mail any concerns to