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Satellite Update

ATCONTACT Communications requested authorization to relocate its authorized geostationary orbit satellite from 83 degrees west longitude to 87 degrees WL and use additional downlink frequencies in the 18.3-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz bands and additional uplink frequencies in the 28.35-28.5 GHz and 29.25-30.0 GHz bands at that location. For additional information, see FCC Report SAT-00392.

The FCC granted DirecTV Enterprises LLC an application for special temporary authorization (STA) to locate its hybrid DBS and fixed satellite service on the DirecTV 9S Ka-band satellite located at 138 degrees WL and to conduct in-orbit testing for up to 52 days after the satellite's launch. DirecTV is also authorized to operate DirecTV 9S telemetry, tracking and command functions during the in-orbit testing of the satellite at 138 degrees WL, and during relocation of the satellite to its licensed location at 101.1 degrees WL. Refer to FCC Report SAT-00393 for more information.