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Satellite Update—Jan. 16, 2009

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.

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.