FCC Satellite Releases

The FCC granted SES Americom's application to continue operating the tracking, telemetry and command ("TT&C") systems on its GSTAR 4 satellite, with certain conditions. The FCC also granted PanAmSat's application to relocate Galaxy XII from 74 degrees West Longitude (WL) to 125.25 degrees WL and operate the satellite's TT&C from February 3, 2004 to August 1, 2004, also with conditions. For details see Report No. SAT-00191.

The FCC released an erratum to Report No. SAT-00190 regarding SES Americom's application for a replacement satellite for SN-4 at 172 degrees East Longitude. There was an error in the listing of frequency bands. The replacement satellite, to be designed AMC-23, would use the 3700-4200, 5925- 6425, 10950-11200, 11450-11700, 12200-12750 & 14000-14500 MHz frequency bands.