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Satellite Update

The FCC accepted an application from DirecTV to relocate DirecTV 10 from 102.8 degrees West Longitude (WL) to 102.775 degrees WL. PanAmSat License Corp. requested special temporary authority for 180 days to conduct telemetry, tracking and command operations while relocating Intelsat 6B from 43.1 degrees WL to 43.2 degrees WL and to operate the satellite at the new location. From FCC Report SAT-00470.

In Report SAT-00471 the FCC announced ViaSat. Inc. has surrendered its Ka-band authorization (S2732) at 115.2 degrees WL. The frequencies assigned ViaSat at 115.2 degrees WL are now available for reassignment. Space-to-Earth frequencies are 18.3-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz. Earth-to-space frequencies are 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.25-30.0 GHz.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.