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This determination revokes and replaces the Radiocommunications (Foreign Space Objects) Determination 2000 without making any significant changes due to it being automatically repealed on 1 October 2015, in accordance with Part 6 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 25 Nov 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR01-Dec-2014
Tabled Senate01-Dec-2014

Radiocommunications (Foreign Space Objects) Determination 2014

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under paragraph 16 (1) (ca) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated       21 November 2014         

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member


Richard Bean
[signed]
Member / General Manger

 


1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Foreign Space Objects) Determination 2014.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.

Note   All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.  See http://www.frli.gov.au.

3              Definitions

                In this Determination, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

class licence means the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Object) Class Licence 1998.

4              Application of Act outside Australia — foreign space objects operating in frequency range mentioned in class licence

                The Act applies outside Australia in relation to a foreign space object if:

                (a)    the foreign space object is:

                          (i)    owned, controlled, or operated by, or for, a company mentioned in Schedule 1; or

                         (ii)    mentioned in Schedule 2; and

               (b)    a space station on the foreign space object is operating in a frequency range mentioned in subsection 6 (2) or (3) of the class licence to transmit radio emissions to, or receive radio emissions from, a station inside Australia.

Note   Under section 5 of the Act, a foreign space object is defined to mean a space object (also defined in section 5 of the Act) that is not an Australian space object. An Australian space object is defined in section 5 to mean a space object that the ACMA, by legislative instrument, determines to be an Australian space object for the purposes of the Act (see the Radiocommunications (Australian Space Objects) Determination 2014).

5              Application of Act outside Australia — other foreign space objects

                The Act applies outside Australia in relation to a foreign space object if:

                (a)    the foreign space object is owned, controlled, or operated by, or for, an entity mentioned in Schedule 3; and

               (b)    a space station on the foreign space object is operating in a frequency range that is not mentioned in subsection 6 (2) or (3) of the class licence; and

                (c)    the space station is operating to transmit radio emissions to, or receive radio emissions from, a station inside Australia.

6              Revocation of previous Determination

                The Radiocommunications (Foreign Space Objects) Determination 2000 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2008C00638) is revoked.


Schedule 1        Owners, controllers or operators of foreign space objects operating in frequency range mentioned in class licence

(subparagraph 4 (a) (i))

  

 

Item

Company owning, controlling or operating foreign space object

1

Globalstar L.P. (incorporated in the United States of America)

2

Iridium LLC (incorporated in the United States of America)

3

ORBCOMM Global L.P. (incorporated in the United States of America)

4

Intelsat Corporation (incorporated in Luxembourg)

5

Inmarsat Limited (incorporated in the United Kingdom)

6

Space Communications Corporation (incorporated in Japan)

7

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong)

8

Astrolink International LLC (incorporated in the United States of America)

9

Shin Satellite Public Company Limited (incorporated in Thailand)

10

New Skies Satellites B.V. (incorporated in the Netherlands)  

11

SES Americom, Inc (incorporated in the United States of America)

12

Thuraya Telecommunications Company (incorporated in the United Arab Emirates)

13

GE International Holdings, Inc. (incorporated in the United States of America)

14

Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd (incorporated in Singapore)

15

APT Satellite Company Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong)

Schedule 2        Foreign space objects operating in frequency range mentioned in class licence

(subparagraph 4 (a) (ii))

 

 

Item

Space object

1

 

 

2

A space object that is part of the Global Positioning System that is owned, controlled, or operated by, or for, the Department of Defense of the United States of America

A space object that is part of the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme, owned by the European Union and which is controlled and operated by, or for, the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union

Schedule 3        Owners, controllers or operators of other foreign space objects

(paragraph 5 (a))

 

 

Item

Entity owning, controlling or operating foreign space object

 

1

Measat Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (incorporated in Malaysia)

2

Intelsat Corporation (incorporated in Luxembourg)

3

Shin Satellite Public Company Limited (incorporated in Thailand)

4

New Skies Satellites B.V. (incorporated in the Netherlands)  

5

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong)

6

Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd (incorporated in Singapore)