Per NASA policy, any NASA satellite or communications system mission that requires the use of the electromagnetic spectrum for transmission, reception or both shall follow the U.S. spectrum regulatory rules and processes, as well as all applicable international spectrum regulations. This includes missions directly developed and operated by NASA and those supported through contracts or other financial agreements. The center/facility spectrum manager or the NASA national spectrum program manager will provide assistance during all phases of a mission or project from conceptual, pre-proposal efforts through formulation and implementation. The Spectrum Manager will support the project at each review in the project life cycle and assist with design and spectrum considerations such as frequency selection, conformance to regulatory constraints and other electromagnetic spectrum parameters. A key element of this support is assisting with or preparing inputs for spectrum certification as early in the acquisition and procurement cycles as possible.
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