09.29.2003 12:00 AM
Requests to FCC for Special Temporary Authority for Satellite Operation
PanAmSat has requested Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct in-orbit testing of the C-band payload of Galaxy XIII at 144.5 degrees West Longitude (WL). DirecTV has asked for an STA to relocate the DIRECTV 3 satellite from a storage orbit to a Canadian Broadcast Satellite Service orbital location at 82 degrees WL. Capacity on the satellite would be leased to Telesat Canada while the satellite is at that location, pending approval from Canadian and U.S. authorities. EchoStar is requesting an STA to operate EchoStar IV at 157 degrees WL on the alternate channels of 7 and 11 instead of the licensed channels 3 and 5 for up to 180 days.
More information can be found in the FCC Satellite Policy Branch Information Report SAT-00168