Satellite Actions

HISPASAT-1D is now on the FCC's Permitted Space Station List. Any earth station in the U.S. with "ALSAT" designated as a point of communication can provide Fixed Satellite Services in the 11.7-12.2 GHz/14.0-14.5 GHz bands to, from or within the U.S. by accessing the HISPASAT-1D satellite at 30 degrees West Longitude. These earth stations, however, are not allowed to use HISPASAT-1D for video or audio direct-to-home DBS or Digital Audio Radio services. Refer to the FCC Order for details.

Rainbow DBS Company LLC filed an amendment to its pending application for Rainbow Ka 3 Ka-band satellite to change the orbital location from 87 degrees to 77 degrees West Longitude.

The EchoStar application for an FSS satellite at 101 degrees West Longitude in Satellite Policy Branch Report SAT-00165 excluded specific frequency bands. The bands should have been listed as 10.7-10.75 GHz, 11.2-11.45 GHz, 12.75-13.0 GHz, and 13.15-13.2 GHz. The satellite will have 18 27-MHz wide transponders with full frequency reuse of up to 300 MHz on both the uplink and downlink paths. The satellite will provide primarily direct-to-home satellite service to small receive-only terminals in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of North and Central America and the Caribbean, including Canada and Mexico.

This information is from the FCC Satellite Policy Branch Information Report SAT-00172. Refer to it for more information. .