Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 09/26/2013
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12th STREET S.W.
WASHINGTON D.C. 20554
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov)
TTY (202) 418-2555
Report No. SAT-00974
Friday September 27, 2013
Policy Branch Information
Satellite Space Applications Accepted for FilingThe applications listed below have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves
the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined the application is not in
conformance with the Commission's rules or its policies. Consideration of each satellite application in this Public Notice
may depend on the Commission's action on another satellite application earlier in the queue. Petitions, oppositions and
other pleadings filed in response to this notice should conform to Section 25.154 of the Commission's rules, unless
otherwise noted. 47 C.F.R. 25.154.
Iridium Constellation LLC
Iridium Constellation LLC requests modification of its license to operate a constellation of non-geostationary-orbit Mobile-Satellite Service
space stations in the 1617.775-1626.5 MHz (service link), 19.4-19.6 GHz (feeder downlink and TT&C), and 29.1-29.3 GHz (feeder uplink and
TT&C) frequency bands to allow it to operate additional satellites in tandem with existing satellites that become partially impaired. Iridium
Constellation requests waiver of the requirement in Section 25.117(c) of the Commission's rules to include Schedule S information. A previous
public notice announcing the acceptance of this application for filing, Report No. SAT-00901 (Sept. 28, 2012), incorrectly indicated that the
tandem satellites would receive feeder link transmissions only in the 29.1-29.25 GHz band.
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC seeks to modify its authority to launch and operate DIRECTV KU-79W, a geostationary orbit space station at the
79.0 W.L. orbital location, in the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. DIRECTV proposes to
modify technical characteristics of its space station to conform to the parameters of the satellite construction contract it executed. Among the
changes, DIRECTV proposes to delete a downlink beam serving the continental United States in order to optimize a beam covering the southern
United States, Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean. DIRECTV also seeks authority to modify its orbital location to 78.8 W.L.
DIRECTV seeks waiver of Sections 25.210(i)(1) and 25.114(d)(3) of the Commission's rules. In addition, DIRECTV seeks authority to
construct and launch a Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) payload on DIRECTV KU-79W in the 17.3-17.8 GHz (space-to-Earth) and
24.75-25.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. DIRECTV does not seek operational authority for this 17/24 GHz BSS payload at the 78.8
W.L. orbital location.
Page 1 of 2
Intelsat License LLC
Special Temporary Authority
Intelsat License LLC requests special temporary authority for a period of 180 days to continue to: (1) provide Fixed-Satellite Service via Galaxy
11 at the 55.6 W.L. orbital location in the 10.95-11.20 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 13.75-14.50 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands; and (2) conduct telemetry, tracking, and command functions necessary to maintain Galaxy 11 at the 55.6
W.L. orbital location using the following center frequencies: 11.701 GHz and 11.702 GHz (space-to-Earth); and 14.0005 GHz and 14.4985 GHz
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
Page 2 of 2