Doug Lung /
Satellite Update for Nov. 21, 2012
Report SAT-00911, “Actions Taken”:
• The FCC International Bureau's Satellite Division granted
Iridium Constellation LLC special temporary authority (STA) for 30 days to
modify the operations of its “Big LEO” band non-geostationary satellite orbit
constellation to operate satellite SV023 as a non-transmitting spare approximately
300 km behind satellite SV094 at an altitude of approximately 778 km.
• The International Bureau said there was a typographical
error in the public notice and authorization text for the grant of GeoEye
License Corp. application. The correct telemetry center frequency requested and
authorized should have been 8036 MHz, rather than 8039 MHz.