Satellite Update - Sept. 18, 2009

September 18, 2009
From FCC Report SAT-00632 [PDF]:
  • • The FCC granted a request from Intelsat North America for special temporary authority to continue operating Intelsat 706 at 54.85 degrees east longitude for a period of 30 days, beginning Sept. 6, 2009.
  • • DirecTV Enterprises surrendered its 17/24 GHz Broadcasting Satellite Service (BSS) authorization at 107 degrees west longitude (WL) and filed two $3 million-dollar bonds as required by its authorizations for BSS space stations at 99.175 degrees WL and 102.825 degrees WL.
  • • EchoStar Corporation filed three $3 million-dollar bonds as required for its authorizations for BSS space stations at 107 degrees WL, 110.4 degrees WL and 110.9 degrees WL.
  • • Intelsat North America surrendered 17/24 GHz BSS service authorizations for satellites at 99.10 degrees WL and 90.90 degrees WL. Spectrum in the 17.7–17.8 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 25.15-25.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands is now available for reassignment at 99.10 degrees WL. At 90.90 degrees WL, 24.75-25.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 17.3-17.8 GHz (space-to-Earth) are now available for reassignment.
  • • Pegasus Development DBS Corp. returned its 17/24 GHz BSS authorizations at 91.00 degrees WL and its spectrum in the 24.75-25.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 17.3-17.8 GHz (space-to-Earth) is now available for reassignment. Pegasus also surrendered its BSS authorization at 107 degrees WL.

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