Satellite Update

PanAmSat Licensee Corp. filed an application with the FCC requesting authority to relocate Galaxy 9 from its in-orbit spare location at 90.9 degrees WL to 74.15 degrees WL where it would operate using conventional C-band frequencies.

The FCC granted EchoStar's application to construct, launch and operate DBS satellite EchoStar 10 and its subsequent modification request to locate the satellite at 110.2 degrees WL. EchoStar is authorized to use feeder links (Earth to space) in the 17.3-17.8 GHz band on DBS channels 2-7, 9-27, 29 and 31 and service links (space to Earth) in the 12.2-12.7 GHz band on DBS channels 4, 12, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 31.

WB Holdings 1 LLC surrendered its Ka-band authorization at 109.2 degrees WL. WB Holdings was authorized to operate Ka-band feeder links at this location in the 69.0-70.0, 29.5-30.0 and 19.7-20.2 GHz frequency bands. These Ka-band frequencies at this location were available for reassignment as of May 12, 2006. See the FCC Report SAT-00361 for more information on the WB Holdings and EchoStar actions.