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Satellite Update

Telesat Canada has filed a request to include its Anik F2 satellite at 111.14 degrees West Longitude (WL) on the FCC's Permitted Space Station list. It also requested permission to shift the orbital position of Anik E2R slightly (to 111.06 degrees WL +/- 0.03 degrees) and extend Anik E2's Permitted Space Station entry until December 15, 2004. Telesat will transfer traffic from Anik E2R to Anik F2 in October once Anik F2 is positioned at the new location after completing in-orbit testing at 118.7 degrees WL. For full details on the applications, refer to FCC Report SAT-00232.
The FCC denied the application of VisionStar, Inc. to extend or waive its construction completion and milestones for its Ka-band satellite system. The 113-degree WL orbit location and associated Ka-band frequencies that had been assigned to VisionStar are available for reassignment. Refer to the FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order (DA 04-2449) for details.