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Released: December 20, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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WASHINGTON D.C. 20554

News media information 202-418-0500
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TTY (202) 418-2555

DA No.

13-2438

Report No. SAT-00987

Friday December 20, 2013

Policy Branch Information

Actions Taken

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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-LOA-20090227-00029

E S2787
Intelsat License LLC
Launch and Operating Authority
Granted in Part / Denied in Part
Effective Date:
12/16/2013

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service
On December 16, 2013, the Satellite Division granted in part, with conditions, and denied in part, the application of Intelsat License LLC
(formerly Intelsat North America LLC) to construct, launch, and operate a satellite, Galaxy KA, at the 89.1° W.L. orbit location. The Satellite
Division authorized Intelsat to provide Fixed-Satellite Service, including Direct-to-Home services, at 89.1° W.L. using the 18.3-18.8 GHz
(space-to-Earth), 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 28.35-28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), 29.25-29.50 GHz (Earth-to-space), and 29.5-30.0 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands on a primary basis to North and South America. The Satellite Division also authorized Intelsat to conduct
telemetry, tracking and command operations in the 29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands at
89.1° W.L. Intelsat's request for a waiver of Section 25.202(g) of the Commission's rules to allow Intelsat to use the 3700-4200 MHz
(space-to-Earth) and 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands for transfer and emergency telemetry, tracking and command operations
was denied.
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SAT-LOI-20130315-00031

E S2894
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
12/12/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service
On December 12, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the request of ViaSat, Inc. to access the U.S. market using a proposed
Ka-band geostationary orbit space station, VIASAT-3, which will operate under the authority of the United Kingdom at the 79.3° W.L. orbital
location. ViaSat is granted access to the U.S. market to provide Fixed-Satellite Service from the 79.3° W.L. orbital location using the 18.3-18.8
GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands on a primary basis; the
28.1-28.35 GHz and 28.6-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands on a secondary basis; and the 18.8-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency
band on a non-conforming basis. VIASAT-3 will use the following center frequencies for telemetry, tracking, and command operations for
VIASAT-3 at 79.3° W.L.: 29500.5 MHz, 29503 MHz and 29999 MHz (Earth-to-space); and 19701 MHz, 19703 MHz and 20199 MHz
(space-to-Earth).

SAT-LOI-20130319-00040

E S2902
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
12/12/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service
On December 12, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the request of ViaSat, Inc. to access the U.S. market using a proposed
Ka-band geostationary orbit space station, VIASAT-2, which will operate under the authority of the United Kingdom at the 69.9° W.L. orbital
location. ViaSat is granted access to the U.S. market to provide Fixed-Satellite Service from the 69.9° W.L. orbital location using the 18.3-18.8
GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands on a primary basis; the
28.1-28.35 GHz and 28.6-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands on a secondary basis; and the 18.8-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency
band on a non-conforming basis. VIASAT-2 will use the following center frequencies for telemetry, tracking, and command operations for
VIASAT-2 at 69.9° W.L.: 29500.5 MHz, 29503 MHz and 29999 MHz (Earth-to-space); and 19701 MHz, 19703 MHz and 20199 MHz
(space-to-Earth).

SAT-LOI-20130319-00041

E S2903
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Withdrawn
Effective Date:
12/13/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service

SAT-LOI-20130319-00042

E S2904
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Withdrawn
Effective Date:
12/13/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service

SAT-LOI-20130319-00043

E S2905
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Withdrawn
Effective Date:
12/13/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service

SAT-LOI-20130319-00048

E S2910
ViaSat, Inc.
Letter of Intent
Withdrawn
Effective Date:
12/13/2013
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Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service

SAT-MOD-20130830-00110

E S2460
Intelsat License LLC
Modification
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
12/19/2013

Nature of Service:

Fixed Satellite Service
On December 19, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the application of Intelsat License LLC to modify its authorization for the
Intelsat 8 space station by extending the license term from December 4, 2013, through June 30, 2016. During this period, Intelsat is authorized
to continue to operate Intelsat 8 at the 169.0° E.L. orbital location to provide Fixed-Satellite Services in the in the 3700-4200 MHz
(space-to-Earth), 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space), 12.25-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 14.0-14.5 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands.

INFORMATIVE

SAT-LOA-20120322-00058

S2862
Skybox Imaging, Inc.
On December 19, 2013, the Satellite Division determined that Skybox Imaging, Inc. met the fourth milestone condition (i.e., launch and
begin operation of the first satellite) in its license for two non-geostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service space stations,
SkySat-1 and SkySat-2. The Satellite Division previously determined that Skybox Imaging had met the first three milestone conditions in
its license. Public Notice, Policy Branch Information Actions Taken, DA 13-993, Report No. SAT-00947 (May 3, 2013). Consequently,
as provided in 47 C.F.R. § 25.165(d), Skybox Imaging may reduce the amount of bond it filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 25.165 from $2
million to $1 million.
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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