Satellite Update

Satélites Mexicanos S. A. de C. V. (SatMex) requested its Permitted Space Station entry be modified to reflect the relocation of its hybrid C/Ku-band Solidaridad 2 satellite from 113 degrees WL to 114.9 degrees WL. Pending FCC action on the application, Solidaridad 2 has been removed from the Permitted List and is not an authorized point of communication for U.S. earth stations. SatMex requested authority to provide fixed satellite services and direct-to-home services from the satellite at its new location. From FCC Report SAT-00385

DirecTV Enterprises received authorization from the FCC to move its DirecTV 7S DBS satellite from 119.2 degrees WL to 119.05 degrees WL. The FCC's International Bureau determined that EchoStar Satellite Operating Corp. met the contract execution milestone associated with two of its applications for new satellites. For details on these actions, see FCC Report SAT-00384.