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Satellite Update - September 11, 2009

From FCC Report SAT-00630 (PDF):

  • • EchoStar Satellite Operating LLC requested authority to launch and operate a Direct Broadcasting Satellite, EchoStar-14 at 118.9 degrees west longitude (WL) using DBS channels 1-21, previously assigned to EchoStar-7 in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.8 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands.


From FCC Report SAT-00631 (PDF):

  • • The FCC granted XM Radio Inc.'s request for authority to launch and operate satellite XM-5 at 85.2 degrees WL as an in-orbit spare for both the Sirius and XM Radio SDARS systems in the 2320-2345 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 7025-7075 MHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. ViaSat has met the critical design review milestone for the VIASAT-KA1 satellite.

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.