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Satellite Update - June 12, 2009

From FCC Report SAT-00609:

Spectrum Five LLC filed a petition for declaratory ruling seeking to access the U.S. market through a Netherlands authorized 17/24 GHz Broadcasting Satellite Service (BSS) satellite at 118.8 degrees West Longitude (WL). This location is offset 0.2 degrees from the 119 degree WL satellite location allocated for BSS in FCC Report and Order 07-76. Spectrum Five is proposed to operate the satellite at reduced power without full interference protection. Spectrum Five is seeking to use the 17.3 – 17.6 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 24.75 - 25.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. It also requested a partial waiver to allow it to provide a representative service area for the network's numerous beams rather than every service area in response to Section S6 of Schedule S. PanAmSat filed an application to modify its license for Intelsat 2 to extend the license term by 28 months. This is less than the five year extension previously requested. SkyTerra proposed technical changes to its authority for operation of Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) stations in the U.S. using L-band spectrum coordinated for MSS operations for its MSV-1.and AMSC-1 satellites. SkyTerra requested waiver of several FCC rules.

From FCC Report SAT-00610:

FThe FCC International Bureau granted Intelsat North America LLC's application to construct, launch and operate an extended Ku/conventional Ku-band Fixed Satellite Service space station (Call Sign: S2750) at 58.1 degrees WL using the 13.75-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. The FCC International Bureau's Policy Branch found that Intelsat had satisfied the first three milestones required for a geostationary satellite. SkyTerra withdrew its application for authority to operate MSAT-2 (formerly AMSC-1) at 103.3 degrees WL.