PanAmSat has requested Special Temporary Authority (STA), for up to 180 days starting as soon as possible, to relocate SBS-4 from 77 degrees W Longitude to 125 degrees W Longitude and operate the tracking, telemetry and command payload on SBS-4 during the relocation and at 125 degrees W Longitude. The application said PanAmSat would not operate the communications payload on SBS-4 during the move or at 125 degrees without separately requesting and obtaining authority to do so. Details on the application are in the FCC Public Notice Satellite Space Applications Accepted For Filing - SAT-00159.
Requests to FCC for Special Temporary Authority for Satellite Operation
PanAmSat has requested Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct in-orbit testing of the C-band payload of Galaxy XIII at 144.5 degrees West Longitude (WL). DirecTV has asked for an STA to relocate the DIRECTV 3 satellite from a storage orbit to a Canadian Broadcast Satellite Service orbital location at 82 degrees W