SUMMARY OF POLICY SITE VISIT REPORTS

A number of sites were visited by team members to identify key policy issues and concerns. The following consolidated report on all of these specialized site visits is reported on in this section.

Site: Aerospace Corp.
2350 El Segundo Blvd.
P.O. Box 92957-M8/219
Los Angeles, CA 90009-2957
(310) 336-3370 (Tel) and (310) 336-3606

Hosts:

Site: Boeing Defense and Space Group
12214 Lakewood Blvd.
MS AD-21
Downey, CA 90242-2693
(562) 922-1901 (Tel) and (562) 922-5822 (Fax)
E-mail: charlesl.gould@boeing.com

Hosts:

Site: FCC
2000 M Street, N.W.
Suite 811
Washington, D.C. 20554
(202) 418-0735 (Tel) and (202) 418-0748 (Fax)
E-mail: ttyzc@fcc.gov

Hosts:

Site: Hughes Communications
1500 Hughes Way
P.O. Box 9712
Long Beach, CA 90810-9929
(310) 525-5358 (Tel.) and (310) 525-5031 (fax)
E-mail: mtnfitch@ccgate.hac.com

Hosts:

Site: Iridium
1401 H Street, N.W.
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 326-5795 (202) 842-00006 (Fax)
E-mail: patricia_mahoney@iridium.com

Hosts:

Site: JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
(818) 354-2275
E-mail: Polly@zorba.jpl.nasa.gov

Hosts:

Site: Lockheed Martin

Hosts:

Site: NASA Headquarters
Code M-3
Washington, DC 20546
(202) 358-2024 or (202) 358-2020
E-mail: david.harris@hg.nasa.gov or dstruba@hq.nasa.gov

Hosts:

Site: NTIA
Department of Commerce
14th and Constitution Ave
Washington, DC 20230

Hosts:

Summary of Key Issues and Policy Concerns

The consolidated list of issues and major comments received from all of the above visits are provided below. Neither resources nor time allocated to this study were sufficient to address each of these topics within this report, but the various site visits the panel conducted around the world did confirm that there are global concerns and support for many of this issues recorded below. In particular the global site visits documented that there is broad interest in such issues as: (a) increasing global spectrum allocations for satellite networks, (b) increased activities to create seamless standards for interconnection of satellites with terrestrial wireless and fiber networks; (c) the need to track the conversion of satellite markets from GEO to LEO and MEO systems and from VSAT to USAT systems; (d) the increasing importance of security and privacy; (e) the need for further institutional reforms with regard to INTELSAT, Inmarsat and the ITU among others, and the need for new procedures related to so-called "paper satellites." In short, the list of issues recorded below with regard to U.S. commercial and governmental sites were validated in terms of being of parallel concern in most other sites visited around the world.

The issues raised in these U.S. site visits are as follows:


Published: December 1998; WTEC Hyper-Librarian