Operational Satellite Policy (PIB 60)

The Operational Satellite Policy (PIB 60) outlines operational policy rules of the Ministry when dealing with satellite filing requests, international frequency coordination involving satellite services and licensing requirements for satellite services in New Zealand.

The Operational Satellite Policy (PIB 60) outlines operational policy rules of the Ministry when dealing with satellite filing requests, international frequency coordination involving satellite services and licensing requirements for satellite services in New Zealand.

The operational policy rules as set forth in this document will focus on the following principles:

  • consistent approach in applying the International Radio Regulations (IRR);
  • improving the Ministry’s process in managing domestic and international coordination in frequency use for satellite services; and
  • assuring protection to terrestrial services in New Zealand in regard to the use of the same spectrum for satellite services.

This document however does not intend to cover New Zealand’s international obligations and potential liability under the:

  • Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (the Outer Space Treaty);
  • Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space (the Registration Convention); and
  • Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects (the Liability Convention).

Any policy relating to regulating space object is outside the scope of this document. Refer to Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017.

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RSM Satellite Policy - Issue 1 (Feb 2018)

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