Satellite Update - Oct. 21, 2010

From FCC Report SAT-00729

  • •Sirius XM Radio has requested special temporary authority (STA) for 180 days to continue to operate six Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) terrestrial repeaters at various locations throughout the United States with EIRP up to 2000 watts using the 2320-2345 MHz SDARS frequency band.
  • •The FCC Granted XM Radio's application to move XM-4 to the 115.25 degree west longitude (WL) orbital location and to operate it there using the 2332.5-2345 MHz and 7025-7075 MHz frequency bands.
  • •Dish Operating LLC received STA for 180 days to continue to operate EchoStar 7 using its authorized DBS channels 1-21 at 118.8 degrees WL. EchoStar Corporation received STA to conduct telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) necessary to operate EchoStar 3 at 61.45 degrees WL as an in-orbit spare.
  • •Lockheed Martin was granted STA for 30 days to continue to operate LM-RPS1 outside its previously authorized +/- 0.05 degree north/south and east/west station-keeping box.

For information on these and non-technical FCC International Bureau satellite division actions not listed here see FCC Report SAT-00728

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.
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