Satellite Update

The FCC accepted Intelsat North America LLC's application to relocate INTELSAT 601 from 64.25 degrees East Longitude (EL) to 63.65 degrees EL and operate it in the 3625-4200 MHz, 5850-6425 MHz, 10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.45-11.7 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz frequency bands. Intelsat said the move would allow it to eliminate intrasystem interference being experienced by a customer on the INTELSAT 906 satellite currently operating at 64.15 degrees EL. Intelsat requested that waivers of FCC rules granted for operation at 64.25 degrees EL continue at the new location. This information is from FCC Report SAT-00389.

The FCC granted, with conditions, Intelsat's request for special temporary authority (STA) to operate tracking, telemetry, command and monitoring while drifting INTELSAT 601 from 65.25 degrees EL to 63.65 degrees EL and to operate it at the frequencies listed in the modification application described in the previous paragraph from Sept. 21, 2006 to Nov. 20, 2006. For additional information on this action and another approving transfer of control of two space station authorizations from SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC) to Motient Corporation, see FCC Report SAT-00388.