Satellite Update — April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009
From FCC Report SAT-00594:
  • • Sirius XM Radio was granted special temporary authority (STA) to operate two terrestrial repeaters, each with an effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) of up to 800 watts average in Kokomo, Indiana at the Delphi Corporation manufacturing facility. The two repeaters provide coverage of both the XM network and the Sirius network. The STA is valid for 180 days commencing on May 15, 2009.
  • • Northrup Grumman surrendered its authorization to construct three hybrid Ka- and V-band fixed satellite service (FSS) non-geostationary satellites in the 47.2-50.2 GHz, 37.5-42.0 GHz, 29.5-30.0 GHz, 28.6-29.1 GHz, 19.7-20.2 GHz, and the 18.8-19.3 GHz frequency bands. These frequencies are now available for reassignment.
  • • Northrup Grumman also surrendered its authorizations to construct, launch and operate a hybrid Ka- and V-band FSS geostationary satellite orbit space stations at 68.5 and 116.5 degrees east longitude (EL) and 73 and 125 degrees west longitude (WL) using frequencies in the 47.2-50.2 GHz, 37.5-42.0 GHz, 29.25-30.0 GHz, 28.6-29.1 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz, 19.7-20.2 GHz, 18.8-19.3 GHz and 18.3-18.8 GHz bands. The frequencies are now available for reassignment.
From FCC Report SAT-00593:
  • • EchoStar Corp. requested a 180-day extension of STA to provide DBS service over channels 23 and 24 at the 61.5 degree WL orbital location. EchoStar requested the extension be granted subject to the same temporary suspension of consumer notification and programming conditions that the International Bureau first approved with previous extensions in 2007 and 2008.
  • • Sirius XM Radio Inc. requested STA to operate two terrestrial repeaters in Harrisburg, Pa. using an EIRP at or below 2000 watts average in the 2320-2345 MHz spectrum to provide Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS).

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