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ITU issues satellite list submission deadline to African countries

In a bid to train countries on securing orbital slots, a week-long workshop is on-going in Kenya.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has issued a deadline of May 22 to African countries on the submission of the proposed number of satellites to be launched in space.

The notice is in line with the aim to implement the agreement reached by member states at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in which took place last year at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The agreement includes the adoption of an approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services. It ratifies the agreement sets regulative plans for the deployment of Non-Geostationary Satellites systems, including mega-constellations in low-Earth orbit.

The notice is to be filed with the International Telecommunication Union. Application of the procedure will allow 31 countries to choose new channels to replace their current assignments in the Broadcasting Satellite Service plan.