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Released: December 18, 2013
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 13-2417

December 18, 2013
Mr. William J. Gordon
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Gogo LLC
5614 Connecticut Ave., NW #288
Washington, DC 20015
Re:
File Nos. SES-MFS-20131114-01015 and SES-
STA-20131120-01155
Call Sign E120106
Dear Mr. Gordon:
On November 14, 2013, Gogo LLC (Gogo) filed the above-captioned application to
modify its earth station authorization1 to add points of communication and conform its
authorization to the rules adopted by the Commission for Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft.2
Among other things, Gogo seeks to communicate with the Eutelsat 172A space station (Call Sign
S2610) at the 172.0° E.L. orbital location in the 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) and the 11.7-12.2
GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. The Eutelsat 172A space station, however, is not
authorized to operate in the 11.7-12.2 GHz frequency band.3 Accordingly, to the extent that
Gogo seeks to receive transmissions from the Eutelsat 172A space station in the 11.7-12.2 GHz
frequency band, we dismiss that portion of its the application. The remainder of Gogo’s
application was placed on Public Notice as accepted for filing on December 18, 2013.4


1 IBFS File Nos. SES-LIC-20120619-00574, SES-AMD-20120731-00709 and SES-AFS-20121008-00902
(granted May 1, 2013); Satellite Communications Services Information; Action Taken, Report No. SES-
01551 (released May 8, 2013).
2 Revision of Parts 2 and 25 of the Commission’s Rules to Govern the Use of Earth Stations Aboard
Aircraft Communicating with Fixed-Satellite Service Geostationary-Orbit Space Stations Operating in the
10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.45-11.7 GHz, 11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz Frequency Bands
, IB Docket No. 12-
376, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order, 27 FCC Rcd 16510 (2012).
3 IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20031218-00358 (granted July 13, 2004) (authorizing operations in the 3700-
4200 MHz, 5925-6425 MHz, 10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.45-11.7 GHz, 12.2-12.75 GHz, and 14.0-14-5 GHz
frequency bands at the 172.0° E.L. orbital location); Policy Branch Information; Action Taken, Report No.
SAT-00227 (rel. July 16, 2004). The space station was initially assigned to SES Americom, Inc. The
license was assigned to Eutelsat America Corp. in 2013. See IBFS File No. SAT-ASG-20121227-00226
(granted July 11, 2013).
4 Satellite Communications Services Information; Accepted for Filing, Report No. SES-01606 (released
Dec. 18, 2013).

Federal Communications Commission DA 13-2417

Similarly, on November 20, 2013, Gogo filed a request for special temporary authority to
communicate with the Eutelsat 172A space station at the 172.0° E.L. orbital location in the 14.0-
14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) and the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. As noted
above, Eutelsat 172A is not authorized to operate in the 11.7-12.2 GHz frequency band.5
Therefore, to the extent that Gogo seeks to receive transmissions from the Eutelsat 172A space
station in the 11.7-12.2 GHz frequency band, we dismiss that portion of its request for special
temporary authority.
Accordingly, pursuant to Section 25.112(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §
25.112(a)(1), and Section 0.261(a)(4) of the Commission’s rules on delegations of authority, 47
C.F.R. § 0.261(a)(4), we dismiss those portions of Gogo’s application and accompanying STA
request that seek to receive transmissions from the Eutelsat 172A space station in the 11.7-12.2
GHz frequency band.
Sincerely,
Paul E. Blais
Chief, Systems Analysis Branch
Satellite Division
International Bureau
cc:
Karis A. Hastings
Of Counsel, Gogo LLC
SatCom Law LLC
1317 F Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004
Michele C. Farquhar
David L. Martin
Hogan Lovells US LLP
555 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004


5 Gogo’s request for special temporary authority also seeks other points of communications in addition to
Eutelsat 172A. See IBFS File No. SES-STA-20131120-01155.
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