§ 702 Definitions

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 47 > Chapter 6 > Subchapter I - General Provisions

  • Administration: means the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See 47 USC 702
  • associated equipment and facilities: refers to facilities other than satellite terminal stations and communications satellites, to be constructed and operated for the primary purpose of a communications satellite system, whether for administration and management, for research and development, or for direct support of space operations. See 47 USC 702
  • Commission: means the Federal Communications Commission. See 47 USC 702
  • communications satellite: means an earth satellite which is intentionally used to relay telecommunication information. See 47 USC 702
  • communications satellite system: refers to a system of communications satellites in space whose purpose is to relay telecommunication information between satellite terminal stations, together with such associated equipment and facilities for tracking, guidance, control, and command functions as are not part of the generalized launching, tracking, control, and command facilities for all space purposes. See 47 USC 702
  • research and development: refers to the conception, design, and first creation of experimental or prototype operational devices for the operation of a communications satellite system, including the assembly of separate components into a working whole, as distinguished from the term "production" which relates to the construction of such devices to fixed specifications compatible with repetitive duplication for operational applications. See 47 USC 702
  • telecommunication: means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems. See 47 USC 702