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.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.