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Released: November 23, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12th STREET S.W.
WASHINGTON D.C. 20554

News media information 202-418-0500
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov)
TTY (202) 418-2555

DA No.

12-1893

Report No. SAT-00913

Friday November 23, 2012

Policy Branch Information

Actions Taken

The Commission, by its International Bureau, took the following actions pursuant to delegated authority. The effective
date of these actions is the release date of this Notice, except where an effective date is specified.

SAT-MOD-20120315-00047

E S2807
SES Americom, Inc.
Modification
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
03/15/2012

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service, Other
Waiver request granted effective March 15, 2012, because no operational authority is associated with 17/24 GHz Broadcasting-Satellite Service
payload on this satellite.

SAT-MOD-20120315-00048

E S2826
SES Americom, Inc.
Modification
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
03/15/2012

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service, Other
Waiver request granted effective March 15, 2012, because no operational authority is associated with 17/24 GHz Broadcasting-Satellite Service
payload on this satellite.

SAT-MOD-20120829-00144

E S2844
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Modification
11/19/2012 -
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
11/19/2012
On November 19, 2012, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the request of EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation for modification
of its license for the EchoStar 16 Direct Broadcast Service space station. Specifically, the Division granted a waiver of the cross-polar isolations
requirements of Section 25.215 of the Commission's rules to permit operation of antenna beams SP20, SP32, SP52, SP67, and SP68 on EchoStar
16 with less than 30 dB cross-polarization isolation. EchoStar was also granted a waiver of the cross-polar isolation requirements of Section
25.210(i) in connection with antenna beams R02, R03, R04, R05, and R06. The Satellite Division previously authorized EchoStar 16 to operate
at the 61.65º W.L. orbital location on DBS channels 3-32 using feeder links in the 17.3-17.8 GHz band (Earth-to-space) and service links in the
12.2-12.7 GHz band (space-to-Earth). See IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20110902-00172 (granted June 22, 2012).
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SAT-STA-20121022-00185

E S2811
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Special Temporary Authority
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
11/19/2012
On November 19, 2012, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, special temporary authority, for a period of 30 days, to EchoStar Satellite
Operating Corporation to conduct telemetry, tracking, and command operations necessary to drift EchoStar 15 from its currently authorized
orbital location of 61.65° W.L. to the 44.9° W.L. orbital location using the following center frequencies: 17.307 GHz and 17.7955 GHz
(Earth-to-space); and 12.694 GHz, 12.695 GHz, 12.6965 GHz, and 12.6975 GHz (space-to-Earth). EchoStar is also authorized to provide
Broadcasting-Satellite Service on a temporary basis via EchoStar 15 at 44.9° W.L. in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.8 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands.
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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