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Satellite Update – Jan. 6, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00746:

  • •The FCC granted an application from Hispamar Satelites SA to modify the conditions placed on the inclusion of Amazonas-2 located at 61 degrees west longitude (WL) on the FCC's Permitted Space Station List. The Brazilian licensed Amazonas-2 satellite is now authorized to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) service to, from, or within the United States.
  • •Hughes Network Systems LLC met the first milestone – Contract Execution – associated with authorization S2753 for Ka-band Spaceway 4 at 107.1 degrees WL.
  • •Information on transfer of control actions for a number of satellites was also provided in this document.

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.