Satellite Update

EchoStar filed an application to operate the EchoStar-113W Ka-band satellite at 112.85 degrees west longitude instead of the authorized 113.0 degree WL location. The information is from FCC Report SAT-00441.

The FCC granted SES Americom's request for special temporary authority to operate the AMC-16 satellite on Ka-band frequencies 18.6-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 28.4-28.6 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) for up to 20 days at the 113.075 degree WL and 20 days at the 96.925 degree WL orbital locations.

The FCC also approved use of 11.70075 GHz, 12.19925 GHz and 18.585 GHz for telemetry and 14.0015 GHz for command operations necessary to effect the Ka-band payload operations at the two locations. XM Radio's request for STA to operate the telemetry, tracking and command payloads of the XM-1 satellite during the drift of the satellite from 115.1 degrees WL to 85.2 degrees WL was also granted for a period of 90 days. The information is from FCC Report SAT-00442.