Satellite Update for April 21, 2014
From FCC Report SAT-01009, "Actions Taken:"
• The FCC International Bureau's Satellite Division granted consent to assignment of Ka-band facilities on Galaxy 28 from Intelsat License LLC to Intelsat License LLC / ViaSat. Intelsat's authorization allowed Ka-band operation from Galaxy 28 at 89 degrees west longitude (WL) using the 19.7-20.2 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz bands.
• DirecTV Enterprises LLC's application to modify its authorization to operate 17/24 GHz Broadcasting Satellite Service (BSS) DirecTV RB-2A at 102.765 degrees WL was granted. DirecTV's application was filed to demonstrate compliance with technical rules and information requirements adopted in the FCC 11-93 Space Path Order.
• The Satellite Division granted, with conditions, a request from SES Americom to modify its authorization for AMC-2 to permit reorientation of the satellite towards North America rather than its current orientation towards South America. SES Americom is authorized to provide Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) from AMC-2 at 80.85 degrees WL using 3700-4200 MHz and 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 MHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) and to provide direct to home FSS in the 11.7-12.2 GHz band. Telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) operations are allowed on specified C-band and Ku-band frequencies.
• Intelsat License LLC received special temporary authority for 60 days to continue to provide FSS on a temporary basis using Intelsat 706 at 157.0 degrees east longitude in the 3700-4200 MHz, 10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.45-11.7 GHz, and 12.5-12.75 GHz bands (space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space). TT&C is authorized on specified C-band frequencies.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.