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Satellite Update - Mar. 3, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00760:

  • • Telesat Brasil Capacidade de Satelites Ltda filed a petition for declaratory ruling to add the Estrela do Sul 2 satellite to the FCC's Permitted Space Station List. The satellite will replace Estrela do Sul 1 at 63 degrees west longitude (WL), which is on the Permitted Space Station List, and will use conventional Ku-band frequencies. Estrela do Sul 1 and 2 are licensed under the laws of Brazil.

From FCC Report SAT-00761:

  • • The FCC International Bureau granted SES Americom's request for special temporary authority to continue to operate AMC-2 at 78.95 degrees WL using conventional C-band frequencies, but with the opposite polarization sense than what is authorized in the current AMC-2 authorization.

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.