PanAmSat has requested a 180-day extension of its special temporary authority (STA) to operate the C-band and telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) payloads of PAS-9 at 26.15 degrees East Longitude (EL). PanAmSat also asked for a 60-day extension of its STA to operate Galaxy IX at 127.1 degrees West Longitude (WL).
SES Americom asked for a six-month extension of its STA to provide direct-to-home (DTH) services over AMC-4, pending action on its request for modification of the AMC-4 license to authorize DTH services. SES Americom also asked for a six-month extension of its STA to operate Satcom SN-4 C/Ku satellite pending action on SES Americom's request for permanent assignment of SN-4 to 172 degrees EL and for a six-month extension of its STA to operate Satcom C-1 at 37.5 degrees WL.
Intelsat requested an STA for 60 days to begin commercial operations, other than those already approved, on INTELSAT 702 at 54.86 degrees Details on these applications can be found in FCC International Bureau Satellite Space Applications Accept for Filing - Report SAT-00194.
FCC International Bureau Satellite Space Applications Accept for Filing - Report SAT-00195, listed requests for a six month extension of an STA permitting SES Americom to continue operation of AMC-9 at 85 degrees WL and continued authority for the delivery of DTH services through AMC-9. PanAmSat filed for 180 day extensions of its STAs allowing Galaxy IX to serve as an in-orbit spare at 90.9 degrees WL and allowing continued operation of the TT&C payload on Galaxy VIII(I) while PanAmSat performs end of life maneuvers to boost the satellite to a disposal orbit above the geostationary arc.
On Feb. 27, the FCC granted INTELSAT an STA to continue to operate the INTELSAT 702 satellite on 11.45-11.7 GHz and 14.25-14.5 GHz in the Ku-band and also operate the TT&C functions. For more details, see FCC International Bureau Report SAT-00196.
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