TONGASAT is the licensed agent of the Kingdom of Tonga which is responsible for making and coordinating Tonga's satellite filings to the International Telecommunication Union and then licensing those satellite filings to international satellite operators for their commercial use.
In April 2002 Tongasat started its own telecommunication industry when it obtained the Esiafi 1 (former private American Comstar D4) satellite (launched in 1981) that was moved to Tonga's own geostationary point at 70° East (and then to 70° East at 2007).
- TONGASAT Website
- David Mendosa (Dec 1994). "Tongasat's Flawed Genius". Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Edmund L. Andrews (August 28, 1990). "Tiny Tonga Seeks Satellite Empire in Space". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Lawrence D. Roberts (Fall 2000). "A Lost Connection: Geostationary Satellite Networks and the International Telecommunication Union". Berkeley Technology Law Journal 3 (13). Retrieved 2012-04-03.
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