• Satellites have many uses in the modern world and have aided innovation in countless ways. The satellite that intentionally placed into the orbit can collect more data and faster than facilities on the ground.  Its large footprint allows wide service areas for simultaneous information dissemination via a single platform, rather than multiple terrestrial infrastructures required to cover the same areas.

  • The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (“UNOOSA”) promotes the peaceful uses of outer space and ensure that people have access to the benefits of space technology and applications. Malaysia has established the Malaysian Space Agency (“MYSA”) to coordinate our national space activities in an organised and effective manner, with a mission to develop the capabilities of the country's space sector to contribute to the economic growth, knowledge development, sustainable development, national sovereignty and the wellbeing of the people.

  • Meanwhile, the International Telecommunication Union  (“ITU”), a specialized agency under the United Nations, is committed to connecting all the world’s people, wherever they live and whatever their means, so that they can effectively communicate through radio and satellite technology. The ITU administers, the procedures, and provisions have been set out in the ITU Radio Regulations (“RR”) to coordinate the shared global use of the radio spectrum and promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits.

  • Spectrum and orbital slots are valuable and scarce resources. It needs to be managed and planned for efficient use, as well as for avoidance of harmful interference between satellite networks. MCMC is the notifying administration for Malaysia recognized by the ITU, that regulates market access through licensing processes, assigning of spectrum & other scarce resources and mitigating of harmful interference issues in Malaysia.

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