Satellite Update—Jan. 16, 2009

A review of the FCC's latest actions affecting the satellite industry.
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Last week the FCC granted, with conditions, a request from EchoStar Satellite Operating LLC for special temporary authority (STA) to conduct telemetry, tracking and command communications related to relocation of EchoStar 5 from 129 degrees west longitude (WL) to 148 degrees WL. The STA is valid for a period of 60 days, beginning Jan. 15, 2009.