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.
Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.
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