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Satellite Update

A review of the FCC’s latest actions affecting the satellite industry.
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The FCC International Bureau’s Policy Branch granted DirecTV Enterprises request to relocate the Spaceway 2 satellite from 99.2 degrees West Longitude (WL) to 99.115 degrees WL and operate on Ka-band frequencies 18.3-18.8 GHz (downlink), 19.7-20.2 GHz (downlink), 28.35-28.60 GHz (uplink) and 29.25-30.00 GHz uplink). The FCC also granted DirecTV’s request to move DirecTV 11 from 99.200 degrees WL to 99.225 degrees WL and operate it at that location on Ka-band frequencies 18.3-18.8 GHz (downlink), 19.7-20.2 GHz (downlink), 28.35-28.60 GHz (uplink) and 29.25-30.00 GHz uplink). This information is from FCC Report SAT-00509.

The FCC granted Orbcomm Licensee Corp. authorization to “construct, launch and operate 24 new satellites to replenish and enhance its non-voice, non-geostationary satellite orbit mobile satellite system.” The FCC said, “This authorization will allow Orbcomm to continue providing two-way messaging and asset tracking and monitoring services, and will permit Orbcomm to augment its service with additional radiofrequency capacity.” From Order and Authorization DA-08-633.