Gazette Notice SMSE-015-17

Posted on June 5, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: June 17, 2017

Notice No. SMSE-015-17 — Decisions on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems and Clarification of Application Procedures for All Satellite Licence Applications

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the following document:

•  Decisions on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems and Clarification of Application Procedures for All Satellite Licence Applications

The document sets out ISED's decisions resulting from the consultation process undertaken in SMSE-009-17 — Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems and Clarification of Application Procedures for All Satellite Licence Applications.

All comments received in response to the consultation are available on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home.

The moratorium on commercial NGSO satellite applications will be lifted at 08:00 ET on June 26, 2017. The licence application that was under consideration by ISED when the moratorium was imposed was placed on hold, and its priority has been preserved. The applicant will have the opportunity to revise its application to align with the updated procedures and re‑submit. If the application is re‑submitted by the time the moratorium is lifted, it will be treated first. All other applications will be treated in the order in which they are received. All applications should be submitted to ic.satelliteauthorization-autorisationsatellite.ic@canada.ca.

An information session on the revised procedures will be held on June 12, 2017. Information on the time and location of this session will be published on ISED's Web site with this paper.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

June 5, 2017

MARTIN PROULX
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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