The Federal Aviation Administration proposed to amend its regulations so it can enforce a law to ban 'space billboards'. Currently it lacks the authority to enforce such a law.
The FAA said that objects placed in orbit, if large enough, can be seen by people all over the world for long periods of time. Outsized billboards placed into low Earth orbit can appear as large as the moon, they claim.
US to ban space billboards
Posted on Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 2:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck