PanAmSat filed an application with the FCC to permit operation of its PAS-9 satellite at 26.5 degrees West Longitude (WL) using only the C-band and telemetry, tracking and control portions of the satellite. The non-TT&C portions of the Ku-band equipment will be turned off.
Columbia Communications Corporation sought additional time to complete construction and launch of AMC-12, a C-band replacement satellite to be located at 37.5 degrees WL, due to "construction-related delays beyond its control." It requested deadlines of April 30, 2004 to complete construction and June 30, 2004 to launch the satellite.
More information is available in the FCC International Bureau Policy Branch Information Report No. SAT-00160.
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