Satellite Update - Jan. 14, 2010

From FCC Report SAT-00657 [PDF]:

  • • Intelsat North America LLC requested special temporary authority (STA) to continue operating Intelsat 706 for 180 days at 54.85 degrees east longitude (EL) using the 3700-4200 MHz, 10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.45-11.7 GHz and 12.50-12.75 GHz bands for space-to-Earth links and the 5925-6425 MHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz bands for Earth-to-space links.

From FCC Report SAT-00658[PDF]:

  • • The FCC granted Intelsat's application for STA to operate Intelsat 706 at 54.85 degrees EL using the frequencies listed above through Feb. 3, 2010. Intelsat North America received STA to continue in-orbit testing of Intelsat-15 at 63.15 degrees EL through Jan. 12, 2010 and to drift it to its assigned orbital location of 85.15 degrees EL after testing is completed. Authorized frequencies are 13.75-14.0 GHz and 14.00-14.50 GHz for Earth-to-space links and 10.95-11.20 GHz, 11.45-11.70 GHz and 12.5-12.75 GHz for space-to-Earth links.
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.