From FCC Report SAT-00626 [PDF]:
- • EchoStar filed an application for authority to launch and operate a C-band geostationary orbit satellite at 84.9 degrees west longitude (WL). EchoStar requested a waiver of the rules to the extent necessary to allow it to file the application without information relating to specific telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) frequencies. The TT&C frequencies would be at the edges of the 6/4 GHz band; however, as EchoStar has yet to select a satellite manufacturer the exact frequencies are unknown.
- • Hispamar Satellites S.A. filed a petition for declaratory rule making to add its Amazonas-2 satellite to the FCC Permitted Space Station List. Hispamar seeks to access the U.S. market using conventional Ku-band frequencies. The Amazonas-2 satellite is to be located at 61 degrees WL.
From FCC Report SAT-00627 [PDF]:
- • The FCC granted ViaSat's request for market access to the United States using ViaSat-IOM operating under a license from the Isle of Man at 115.1 degrees WL. ViaSat is allowed to provide fixed satellite services to the United States using the 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz bands (Earth-to-space) and the 18.3-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz bands (space-to-Earth). ViaSat is also allowed to use 18.8-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 28.10-28.35 GHz and 28.6-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) on a secondary basis.
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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.