Satellite Update

A review of the FCC’s latest actions affecting the satellite industry.
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The FCC granted a request from Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) for special temporary authority (STA) to conduct the telemetry, tracking and control functions necessary to drift and operate its Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) satellite MSAT-2, also called AMSC-1, at 101.3 degrees West Longitude (WL) using the 1530-1559 MHz (space-to-Earth), 1631.5-1660.5 MHz (Earth-to-space), 10.75-10.95 GHz (space-to-Earth), 13.0-13.15 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 13.2-13.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands during the drift and while at 101.3 degrees WL.

Sirius Satellite Radio was granted STA to operate an indoor terrestrial repeater with an effective isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of up to 200 watts (average) and up to five indoor terrestrial repeaters with an EIRP of 0.0001 watts (average) at the Electronic House Expo in Orlando March 11-15, 2008.

This information is from FCC Report SAT-00506.