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Article 7: Access to Space Segment


The INMARSAT space segment shall be open for use by ships of all nations on conditions to be determined by the Council. In determining such conditions, the Council shall not discriminate among ships on the basis of nationality.


The Council may, on a case-by-case basis, permit access to the INMARSAT space segment by earth stations located on structures operating in the marine environment other than ships, if and as long as the operation of such earth stations will not significantly affect the provision of service to ships.


Earth stations on land communicating via the INMARSAT space segment shall be located on land territory under the jurisdiction of a Party and shall be wholly owned by Parties or entities subject to their jurisdiction. The Council may authorize otherwise if it finds this to be in the interests of the Organization.

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