Satellite Update – Oct. 6, 2011


From FCC Report SAT-00811:

  • •Open Range Communications, Inc. request for special temporary authority (STA) to continue operations of terrestrial stations in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band for 180 days, commencing Sept. 29, 2011. This band is shared with broadcast auxiliary services 2 GHz channel A10.
  • •Intelsat License LLC was granted STA for 30 days to conduct in orbit testing of Intelsat 18 at 176.0 degrees east longitude. Testing is authorized on conventional C-band frequencies and Ku-band frequencies 10950-11200 MHz, 11450-11700 MHz and 12250-12750 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 14000-14500 MHz (Earth-to-space). Telemetry, tracking and telecommand is authorized on specified C-band frequencies.


From QuetzSat-1 Satellite Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers:

  • •Space Systems/Loral reports that the QuetzSat-1 satellite was launched from the Balkonur Space last week and has deployed its solar cells prior to maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit. QuetzSat-1 is a 20-kilowatt Ku-band only satellite that will be used to provide direct-to-home services to Mexico, North America and Central America. It is owned by SES.
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.