Satellite Update - Sept. 12 2008
September 12, 2008
New Skies Satellite BV filed a petition for a declaratory ruling to add the
NSS-9 satellite to the FCC's Permitted Space Station List using conventional C-band frequencies. The petition requests a waiver some FCC rules. From FCC Report SAT-00522. From The FCC granted, with conditions, a request from PanAmSat Licensee Corp. to modify its authorization for Galaxy 12 to allow it to operate as an in-orbit spare at 122.9 degrees west longitude (WL) using conventional C-band frequencies. PanAmSat requested a 30-day extension on its special temporary authority (STA) through 9/27/2008, to drift Galaxy 12 from 125.10 degrees to 122.9 degrees WL. Since the FCC granted PanAmSat's modification application, the STA was granted, "to the extent necessary and otherwise dismissed as moot." Sirius XM Radio Inc. withdrew its application for STA to continue to operate certain terrestrial repeaters for 180 days. FCC Report SAT-00523.
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