The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fines US company for launching satellites into space without authorisation

The Federal Communications Commission  (FCC) fined US company Swarm Technologies for launching four small ‘SpaceBEE’ satellites into space without the commission’s authorisation. The satellites were launched to assist in improving Internet of things connectivity from space. However, since the launching took place without proper authorisation, the FCC decided to penalise the company by issuing a $900 000 fine.