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Satellite Update

PanAmSat filed an application with the FCC requesting permission to move its PAS-8B satellite from 43 degrees west longitude (WL) to 43.1 degrees WL. PanAmSat also requested modification of its license for PAS-21 to allow operation at 68.65 degrees WL instead of 68 degrees WL.

SES Americom asked for special temporary authority (STA) to test its AMC-11 satellite at 146 degrees WL for up to 180 days following launch. AMC-11 is a C-band replacement satellite for Satcom C-3 at 131 degrees WL and is scheduled to launch May 19, 2004. See FCC Report SAT-00209 for details on these applications.
SES Americom was granted a thirty-day extension of its STA to test AMC-10 at 146 degrees WL, subject to the conditions of the original grant. (See Report SAT-00210.