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H.R. 11040 (87th): An Act to provide for the establishment, ownership, operation, and regulation of a commercial communications satellite system, and for other purposes

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The Communications Satellite Act of 1962 was put into effect in order to deal with the issue of commercialization of space communications. This act was very controversial, and was left very open-ended. The act was signed August 31, 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

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87th Congress (1961–1962)

Enacted on Aug 31, 1962

Pub.L. 87-624

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Last Updated: Aug 31, 1962