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Satellite Update

The FCC received a request from Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC requesting a waiver of Section 25.148(b) of the FCC Rules requiring the operator of an Ancillary Terrestrial Component associated with a geostationary-orbit mobile satellite system to have a spare satellite on the ground. This information is from FCC Report SAT-00449.

The FCC determined that SES Americom met the Contract Execution milestone and Critical Design Review milestone associated with its authorization S2676 for AMC-21. AMC-21 will be located at an orbital location 125 degrees west longitude and offer Ku-band fixed satellite and direct-to-home satellite services (FSS and DBS). This is from FCC Report SAT-00450 and IBFS.