Satellite Update - Sept. 3, 2009

From FCC Report SAT-00628 (PDF):

  • • Intelsat North America LLC applied for authority to launch and operate a Ka-band satellite, Galaxy KA at 89.1 degrees west longitude (WL). Intelsat wants to use Galaxy KA to provide fixed satellite service (FSS) and direct-to-home (DTH) services in the 28.35-28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), 29.25-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space), 18.3-18.8 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. Intelsat requested use of parts of the 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) and 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth) bands for telemetry, command and ranging during transfer orbit operations and for emergency operations. The request asks for waivers, as needed, of some Part 25 rules.

From FCC Report SAT-00629 (PDF):

  • • The FCC Satellite Division, on its own motion, designed some applications from SkyTerra Subsidiary LLC to modify its authority to operate its current and future mobile satellite service system using certain L-band frequencies at "permit-but-disclose." The FCC said designating these proceedings as "permit-but-disclose" will facilitate resolution of the complex policy issues raised by SkyTerra's applications SAT-MOD-20090813-00088, SAT-MOD-20090813-00089, and SES-MOD-20090813-00997. For details on these applications, use the "search" feature available in the upper left of the FCC IBFS Web page.
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.