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Satellite Update - August 30, 2012

From FCC Report SAT-00892, “Actions Taken”: 

The FCC International Bureau's Satellite Division granted Intelsat License LLC special temporary authority (STA) for 30 days to conduct in-orbit testing of Intelsat 21 at 51.3 degrees west longitude IWL) using the 3700-4200 MHz, 11.45-11.70 and 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 MHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Intelsat was also granted authority to use specified Ku-band frequencies for telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) to drift Intelsat 51.3 degrees WL to its authorized location at 58.0 degrees WL. 

Iridium Constellation received STA for 180 days to operate three of its satellite in its non-geostationary satellite orbit pending action on its application SAT-MOD-20080701-00140. 

From FCC Report SAT-00891, “Satellite Space Applications Accepted for Filing”:

DG Consents Sub, Inc. requested modification of its Earth Exploration Satellite Service license to add launch and operating authority for WorldView-3, its fourth non-geostationary orbit remote-sensing satellite. WorldView-3 would transmit to fixed Earth stations using the 8.025-8.400 GHz frequency band and receive command signals in a 1316 kilohertz band on a center frequency of 2085.6875 MHz. 

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.