Satellite Update – Feb. 10, 2011


From FCC Report SAT-00756:

  • •Open Range Communications requested an extension of its authority to provide terrestrial service in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band (broadcast auxiliary service 2 GHz channel A10). The existing special temporary authority (STA) expired Jan. 31, 2011. (See FCC Order on Reconsideration DA-1081 for details on the original STA.)


From FCC Report SAT-00755:

  • •The FCC International Bureau's Satellite Division granted STA to LightSquared Subsidiary LLC for 30 days to continue to conduct in-orbit testing of SkyTerra-1 at 101.3 degrees West Longitude (WL) using the 1525-1544/1545-1559 MHz, 10.7-10.95 GHz and 11.2-11.45 GHz bands (space-to-Earth) and 1626.5-1645.5/1646.5-1660.5 MHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands and waived power flux density limits for the purposes of the STA.
  • •Intelsat was granted STA for seven days to operate the communications payload on Galaxy 15 at 93.0 degrees WL using conventional C-band frequencies to conduct in-orbit testing.
  • •The FCC also granted Intelsat STA for a period of 30 days to conduct telemetry, tracking and telecommand operations with Galaxy 15 outside the +/-0.05 degree east/west station-keeping box previously authorized for Galaxy 15.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.