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.
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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.