Consultation on Draft Satellite Ground Station Policy – Reminder

The public is reminded that the draft Satellite Ground Station Policy is currently out for consultation and is available at: The deadline for comments has been extended to Monday, 13 January 2020. 

SHG is developing the Satellite Ground Station Policy for the licencing of Permanent Earth Stations (PES) and Receive Only Earth Stations (ROES) on-Island.

The Licencing Requirements outlined within the draft Policy are not planned to apply to small satellite receivers for domestic use, VSATs, nor antennas on moving platforms of any type. There are also other proposed exemptions.

The Licencing Requirements outlined within the draft Policy are planned to apply to commercial and non-commercial ground station activities and amateur VHF radio users, amongst other applications. If you are an existing licence holder or potential licence holder, we are particularly keen to hear your views on the draft Policy.

Those wishing to respond to this consultation, can do so through an online survey at: or respond to Chief Economist, Nicole Shamier, via email: by the above deadline.

A presentation on the draft Policy will take place on Wednesday, 8 January 2020, from 3-4pm in the Council Chamber at the Castle.

Furthermore, if you would be interested in attending a workshop relating to this consultation, or would like a hard copy of the document, please contact Nicole by email or by calling the Castle on tel: 22470.

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13 December 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470