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§ 25.164 Milestones.
(a) The recipient of an initial license for a GSO space station, other
than a DBS or SDARS space station, granted on or after August 27, 2003,
must launch the space station, position it in its assigned orbital
location, and operate it in accordance with the station authorization
no later than five years after the grant of the license, unless a
different schedule is established by Title 47, Chapter I, or the
(b) The recipient of an initial license for an NGSO satellite system,
other than a DBS or SDARS satellite system, granted on or after
September 11, 2003, must launch the space stations, place them in the
assigned orbits, and operate them in accordance with the station
authorization no later than six years after the grant of the license,
unless a different schedule is established by Title 47, Chapter I, or
(f) A licensee subject to the requirements in paragraph (a) or (b) of
this section must either demonstrate compliance with the applicable
requirement or notify the Commission in writing that the requirement
was not met, within 15 days after the specified deadline. Compliance
with a milestone requirement in paragraph (a) or (b) of this section
may be demonstrated by certifying pursuant to § 25.121(d) that the space
station(s) in question, has, or have, been launched and placed in the
authorized orbital location or non-geostationary orbit(s) and that
in-orbit operation of the space station or stations has been tested and
found to be consistent with the terms of the authorization.
(g) Licensees of satellite systems that include both NGSO satellites
and GSO satellites, other than DBS and SDARS satellite systems, must
meet the requirement in paragraph (a) of this section with respect to
the GSO satellite(s) and the requirement in paragraph (b) of this
section with respect to the NGSO satellites.
(h) In cases where the Commission grants a satellite authorization in
different stages, such as a license for a satellite system using feeder
links or inter-satellite links, the earliest of the milestone schedules
will be applied to the entire satellite system.
[ 68 FR 51507 , Aug. 27, 2003, as amended at 69 FR 51587 , Aug. 20, 2004;
79 FR 8320 , Feb. 12, 2014; 81 FR 55334 , Aug. 18, 2016]
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