From FCC Report SAT-00824:
- • Intelsat Licensee LLC filed an application with the FCC to modify its authorization for Horizons 2 to operate it at 84.85 degrees East Longitude (EL), and to provide fixed satellite service (FSS) in the 11700–12200 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 14000–14500 MHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Intelsat also requested authority to conduct the telemetry, tracking and telecommand (TT&C) operations necessary to drift Horizons 2 from its current location at 74.05 degrees West Longitude (WL) and to maintain it at 84.85 degrees EL using specified Ku-band frequencies.
- • Intelsat requested modification of its authorization for Galaxy 12 to allow operation at 129.0 degrees WL providing FSS on conventional C-band frequencies. Intelsat also asked for authority to conduct TT&C operations necessary to drift Galaxy 12 from its current location at 132.9 degrees WL and to maintain it at 129.0 degrees WL using specified C-band frequencies.
- • SES Americom requested authority to operate AMC-2 at 4.98 degrees EL instead of its currently assigned location at 78.95 degrees WL and to provide FSS, including direct-to-home service from the new location using conventional C- and Ku-band frequencies. SES Americom also requested authority to conduct TT&C operations using specified C- and Ku-band frequencies. In addition, the company requested extension of the license term for AMC-2 from March 5, 2012 to May 31, 2016.
- • DirecTV Enterprises LLC filed an application seeking a nine-year extension, through Sept. 27, 2020, of the license for DirecTV-4S at 101.2 degrees WL operating in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.8 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands and to conduct the TT&C operations necessary to place DirecTV-4S into a disposal orbit at the end of its useful life.
From FCC Report SAT-00823:
- • The FCC granted EchoStar Corp. special temporary authority (STA) to conduct TT&C in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.9 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands necessary to continue to maintain EchoStar 3 as an in-orbit spare at 61.45 degrees WL for 180 days.
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.
Thank you for signing up to TV Tech. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.