Communications

Satellite Authorizations

Mintz Levin has secured all types of licenses for satellite networks in almost every country in the world for corporate and government users as well as satellite operators. We regularly work with local regulators in and outside the United States to implement favorable telecom policies and regulations in order to benefit client operations and access. We have significant experience with government Host Nation Authorizations (HNAs) and frequency clearances from countries around the world for military and government users.

Representative Experience

  • Licensing from regulators in countries around the world for GEO and NGSO spacecraft, satellite earth stations and equipment, aeronautical and earth exploration satellite networks
  • Host Nation Authorizations (HNAs) for US government users’ satellite ground and UAS/aeronautical networks
  • Orbital slot identification and related space licensing, ITU filings and satellite arbitration proceedings
  • Global and national spectrum allocations and assignments
  • Market access and regulatory policy changes in countries around the world
  • Due diligence for satellite acquisitions
  • Negotiation of satellite-related joint ventures
  • Spacecraft transactions
  • Satellite facilities and services transactions
  • Launch arrangements and insurance transactions
  • High-tech equipment and software transaction