Satellite Update - Oct. 24, 2008

A review of the FCC's latest actions affecting the satellite industry.
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On Oct. 16, the FCC International Bureau's Satellite Division Policy Branch granted EchoStar Corp. special temporary authority to continue to drift, for 30 days, the EchoStar 8 satellite from its assigned orbital location at 110 degrees West Longitude (WL) to 77 degrees WL.