The Balance Group's legal brief (jointly with ViaSat) challenging the FCC's approving the launch of the largest satellite mega-constellation in human history because its impacts remain largely unstudied
BRIEF OF APPELLANTS VIASAT, INC. AND THE BALANCE GROUP
1. Dr. Christopher Baddiley. Dr. Baddiley earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College London (UCL) in 1973, and a B.S. with Honors in Physics from Newcastle University in 1969. Currently I teach a U3A course in astrophysics and am a Fellow with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
2. Dr. Roger Malina. Dr. Malina earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979. Formerly the Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley, and the former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) and of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille in Marseille, France, and member of its observational cosmology group, which investigates the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He is currently distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Directeur de Recherche in the CNRS at the University of Aix Mareseille.
3. Mark Dankberg. Mr Dankberg is the Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Viasat, Inc.. He co-founded the company in 1986, and served as its CEO from 1986 until assuming his current role in November 2020. Mr. Dahlberg earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and is a member of the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for my contributions to broadband internet communications via satellite.
4. Joseph Sandri. Mr. Sandri is a co-founder of Appellant, The Balance Group, and currently its operating officer. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Thought Delivery Systems, Inc., a privately held technology conglomerate based in Silver Spring, Md.; president of the National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) (www.nsma.org); and a board member of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (www.AncientTreeArchive.org).