Satellite Update – March 17, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00764:

  • •The FCC granted SES Americom's request to modify the authorization for AMC-2 at 78.95 degrees west longitude (WL) to operate with polarizations opposite those previously authorized and increase the peak EIRP of the C-band payload from 42.0 dBW to 42.1 dBW. Authorized C-band frequencies are 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) and plus 3700.5 MHz, 4199.5 MHz, 6423 MHz and 12198 MHz for telemetry, tracking and telecommand.
  • •Intelsat License LLC (formerly PanAmSat Licensee Corp.) was granted authority to relocate Galaxy 11 from 32.8 degrees east longitude (EL) to 55.5 degrees WL and maintain it at that location using specified Ku-band telemetry, tracking and telecommand frequencies and to provide fixed satellite service (FSS) from that location using conventional C-band frequencies and 10.95-11.20 GHz and 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 13.75-14.50 GHz (Earth-to-space).
  • •XM Radio was given authorization to conduct telemetry, tracking and telecommand (TT&C) operations necessary to move XM-1 from 85.15 degrees WL to 115.25 degrees WL and to operate it there as an in-orbit space for the duration of the license term of the satellite.
  • •XM Radio also received authorization to move XM-3 from 85.083 degrees WL to 85.15 degrees WL and operate it at that location. Additionally, XM Radio was granted permission to operate XM-5 at 85.15 degrees WL as an in-orbit spare and to activate the payload on the satellite in the event of a service outage of XM-3, XM-4, FM-1, FM-2, FM-3 or FM-5.
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.