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Loral Orion asked the FCC for permission to relocate its Ku-band satellite Telstar 11 to 37.55 degrees West Longitude (WL) from its assigned 37.5 degree location. Columbia Communications also asked for permission to move its AMC-12 C-band satellite to 37.45 degrees WL from its assigned 37.5 degree location. SES Am
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Loral Orion asked the FCC for permission to relocate its Ku-band satellite Telstar 11 to 37.55 degrees West Longitude (WL) from its assigned 37.5 degree location. Columbia Communications also asked for permission to move its AMC-12 C-band satellite to 37.45 degrees WL from its assigned 37.5 degree location. SES Americom filed an application requesting authority to change the coverage area of Satcom SN-4 by repointing the satellite northward, provide Ku-band service using Satcom SN-4 over waters areas of International Telecommunications Union Region 1 on a non-interference basis, increase the East/West stationkeeping tolerance of Satcom SN-4 to +/- 0.1 degrees and deorbit Satcom SN-4 once it has been replaced by AMC-23. Satcom SN-4 is currently located at 172 degrees East Longitude (EL) and will be replaced by AMC-23 late this year. For additional information on these applications and an application from Intelsat to amend its application for the MARISAT-F2 satellite, see FCC Report SAT-00281.

The FCC granted PanAmSat's application to operate C-band satellite Galaxy 14 at 125.15 degrees instead of 125.05 degrees WL. Columbia Communications Corporation and Loral Orion were also granted special temporary authority (STA) to locate their Telstar 11 and AMC-12 satellites at 37.55 degrees WL and 37.45 degrees WL, respectively. The STA is valid for 60 days commencing April 1, 2005. See FCC Report SAT-00282 for details. Refer to the report for a list of several applications withdrawn by Boeing and PanAmSat and one authorization surrendered by Boeing.