SpaceX wins court ruling that lets it continue launching Starlink satellites

60 of SpaceX's broadband satellites stacked before launch.

SpaceX can keep launching broadband satellites despite a lawsuit filed by Viasat, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

ViasatΒ sued the Federal Communications Commission in May and asked judges for a stay that would halt SpaceX’s ongoing launches of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that power Starlink Internet service. To get a stay, Viasat had to show that it is likely to win its lawsuit alleging that the FCC improperly approved the satellite launches.

A three-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was not persuaded, saying in aΒ short order that “Viasat has not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review.” The judges did grant a motion to expedite the appeal, however, so the case should move faster than normal.

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Author: Jon Brodkin

Source: Jon Brodkin.” SpaceX wins court ruling that lets it continue launching Starlink satellites”. Retrieved From https://arstechnica.com/?p=1782438

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