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Infostellar opens a UK-based dedicated Regulatory Affairs division, headed by Andrew Fry, ex-OneWeb Director of Government Affairs

May 29, 2019

Infostellar is pleased to announce the formation of its legal entity in the United Kingdom, alongside the opening of its Regulatory Affairs Division. The Regulatory Affairs division is headed by Andrew Fry, previously the Director of Government Affairs at OneWeb.

Andrew Fry has over 30 years of Regulatory and Government Affairs experience gained in both the public and private sectors. Before joining the private sector, he worked for the British Government, where he served as the Director of Satellite Telecommunications and Navigation at the British National Space Centre (BNSC) and the UK’s lead representative at the European Space Agency’s Joint Communications (JCB) and Navigation (PBNAV) Programme Boards. He joined the Regulatory Affairs team at Avanti Communications in 2010 and lately OneWeb as the Director of Government Affairs.

Andrew said:

“It is a great pleasure to join the dynamic and innovative team at Infostellar to lead the newly formed Regulatory Affairs Division. The Regulatory Affairs Division will enable Infostellar to provide a wide range of regulatory and licensing support services to our customers and partners both in the space and ground segments and to facilitate the easy on-boarding of ground stations and satellites into the StellarStation network.”

The Regulatory Affairs Division will support ground station owners and satellite operators by aiming to raise the profile of regulatory issues in the small satellite community on the international stage and providing specialized services to facilitate regulatory and licensing compliance, including support for ITU frequency coordination and license application and amendment.

In addition to providing regulatory support, the UK office will also conduct Infostellar's business in Europe going forward.

About StellarStation

StellarStation is a quick, flexible ground station aggregator for new space satellite services. After one-time setup, satellite operators can access any ground station across our global network. Ground station owners also have the option of sharing their unused capacity to other operators. https://stellarstation.com

About Infostellar

Infostellar is a satellite communications infrastructure provider developing a quick and flexible ground station network called StellarStation. By lowering barriers to entry in the ground segment, Infostellar empowers newspace startups to build better missions and improve the quality of their service. Founded in 2016, Infostellar is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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