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Satellite Update

Intelsat North America LLC filed an application to allow operation of Intelsat 602 at 177.85 degrees East Longitude in an inclined orbit using the 5850-6426 MHz, 14-14.5 GHz, 3625-4200 MHz, 10.95-11.20 GHz and 11.45-11.70 GHz frequency bands.

Intelsat requested that waivers granted in 2000 continue to apply for operations at 177.85 degrees. From FCC Report SAT-00531.

The FCC dismissed an application for special temporary authority SAT-STA-20080311-0006 that would have allowed SES Americom to continue to operate C-band satellite Satcom C-3 in an inclined orbit at 79.05 degrees West Longitude. The license expired on Dec. 16, 2007. The STA was requested until SES Americom could prepare and file an application to extend the license term for Satcom C-3.

From the FCC IBFS and FCC Report SAT-00532.

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