Satellite Update

A review of the FCC’s latest actions affecting the satellite industry.
Publish date:

The FCC granted Sirius Satellite Radio’s request for special temporary authority (STA) to increase the power of 15 existing terrestrial repeaters to 2 kW equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) from their current power between 150 W and 800 W EIRP.

Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC was granted STA to continue telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) functions and to continue to operate its MSAT-2 satellite at 101.3 degrees west longitude in the 1530-1559 MHz and 10.75-10.95 GHz bands (space-to-Earth) and 1631.5-1660.5 MHz. 13;0-13.15 GHz and 13.2-13.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. From FCC Report SAT-00519.

Note the FCC Report lists the last Earth-to-space frequency band for MSAT-2 as 13.2-12.25 GHz, which appears to be a typographic error.