Satellite Update

The FCC granted, with conditions, Intelsat North America LLC's request to launch and operate Intelsat Americas-9 (IA-9), a C- and Ku-band satellite, at 97 degrees west longitude. Intelsat North America was also allowed to relocate C- and Ku-band satellite Intelsat Americas-5 (IA-5) from 97 degrees WL to 76.70 degrees WL, upon the launch of IA-9 into the 97 degrees WL location. The FCC granted the application from Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC to change its regulatory status for its space segment capacity on the AMSC-1 satellite at 101 degrees WL from common carrier to non-common carrier.

The FCC approved, with conditions, PanAmSat's request to operate Galaxy 4R on C- and Ku-band frequencies at 76.85 degrees WL. C-band satellite AMC-18, licensed to SES Satellites (Gibraltar) Ltd. and located at 104.95 degrees WL, was added to the FCC Permitted Space Station List. Earth stations with "ALSAT" designed as a point of communications were granted authority to provide fixed satellite services to, from, or within the U.S. using AMC-18.

For additional information on these applications, see FCC Report SAT-00406. Use the file number to search to search for the application on the FCC International Bureau Filing System (IBFS).