Satellite Update – May 12, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00775:

  • •EchoStar Corp. filed an application to modify its authorization to construct, launch and operate a 17/24 GHz Broadcasting Satellite Service (BSS) satellite at 75.0 degrees west longitude (WL). The modification details the post-mission disposal plan for the satellite at end of life, the quantity of fuel reserved for post-mission disposal maneuvers, and the perigee altitude selected for a post-mission disposal orbit.
  • •Intelsat License LLC requested modification of its authorization for Galaxy 26 to operate it at 50.0 degrees east longitude (EL) rather than its currently assigned 50.75 degrees EL. Galaxy 26 will provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) using the 14.0-14.5 GHz band (Earth-to-space) and the 11.7-12.2 GHz band (space-to-Earth), consistent with Turkish ITU filings for that location. Intelsat also filed for authority to conduct the telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) operations necessary to drift the satellite to the new location and to maintain it at that location using center frequencies 5926.5 MHz, 6315 MHz and 6411 MHz (Earth-to-space) and 4196.5 MHz or 4199.5 MHz (space-to-Earth).
  • •Intelsat License LLC requested special temporary authority (STA) for 180 days to conduct the TT&C operations necessary to relocate Intelsat 709 from 54.85 degrees EL to 72.10 degrees EL and to temporarily provide FSS from that location using the 3700-4200 MHz, 10950-11200 MHz, 11450-11700 MHz and 12500-12750 MHz (space-to-Earth) frequencies bands and 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space). Intelsat also requested STA for TT&C operation on specified C-band frequencies.
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.