Telecom - Procedural letter addressed to Michael Sylvester (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.)

Ottawa, 6 July 2020

Our reference: 8190-S206-202002799


Mr.  Michael Sylvester
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
1 Rocket Road,
Hawthorne, CA 90250

RE: Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) Licence for Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Dear Mr. Sylvester:

On 1 May 2020, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) filed a registration letter which included a request to obtain a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) licence.

On 20 May 2020 the Commission published SpaceX’s BITS request on the Commission’s website and provided an opportunity for any interested parties to file interventions by 26 June 2020, commenting on SpaceX’s request. 

The Commission received a number of interventions, both in support of and in opposition to this request, which have been added to the public record of this proceeding available on the Commission’s website under the link ”Closed BITS licences”. 

After further analysis Commission staff consider it necessary to provide SpaceX with an opportunity to reply to the interventions submitted to the Commission.

Therefore, SpaceX may, by 17 July 2020, file a reply with respect to the interventions submitted to the Commission.

Please note that if a document is to be filed or served by a specific date the document must be received, not merely sent, by that date.

Documents filed with the Commission electronically must be submitted via “My CRTC Account”. Instructions on how to obtain a My CRTC Account to submit applications and other documents using your My CRTC Account are available on the Commission’s website.  Once you have established your My CRTC Account, click the Telecom Cover Page link on the webpage, which will redirect you to the CRTC’s Privacy and Security Statement; clicking on the “Proceed to Telecom Cover Page” button at the bottom of this page will bring you to a screen that will enable you to log in via your GC Key. Once you have logged in, you may continue through the steps that are required to file your submission.

A copy of this procedural letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding. Persons that wish to designate information contained in their submissions as confidential must do so in accordance with the Telecommunications ActFootnote1 and with the CRTC Rules of Practice and ProcedureFootnote2. This requires that:


Original Philippe Tousignant

Philippe Tousignant
Director, Planning, Research & Reporting

c.c:  Kim Brisson St-Jean, CRTC,

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