Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 12/20/2012
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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Report No. SAT-00920
Friday December 21, 2012
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.
LightSquared Subsidiary LLC
LightSquared Subsidiary LLC requests an extension of the license term for the MSAT-2 space station at 103.3º W.L. for one year, from December
31, 2012, to December 31, 2013, to afford more time for transitioning customers to its second-generation space station, SkyTerra-1. MSAT-2
operates service links to customers in the following frequency bands: 1530-1544 MHz (space-to-Earth), 1545-1559 MHz (space-to-Earth),
1631.5-1645.5 MHz (Earth-to-space), 1646.6-1660.5 MHz (Earth-to-space). Feederlinks for MSAT-2 are in the 13.0-13.15 GHz and 13.20-13.25
GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Telemetry, tracking, and command operations use the following center frequencies: 11.7005 GHz and
11.701 GHz (space-to-Earth); 14.0005 GHz and 14.4995 GHz (Earth-to-space).
Iridium Constellation LLC
Iridium Constellation LLC requests modification of its authorization for a constellation of non-geostationary-orbit Mobile-Satellite Service space
stations to permit a spare satellite to be positioned in a parking orbit at the mission altitude of 778 km., approximately 300 kilometers behind one
of the operational satellites in the Iridium constellation, rather than in the currently-authorized parking orbit at 645 km. The spare satellite will
conduct telemetry, tracking, and command operations in the 19.4-19.6 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 29.1-29.3 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency
bands. Iridium Constellation requests waiver of Section 25.117(c) of the Commission's rules to allow omission of Schedule S information from
the modification application.
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Special Temporary Authority
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation requests special temporary authority, for a period of 180 days, to operate the EchoStar 15 Direct
Broadcast Satellite space station at the 61.65º W.L. orbital location on channels 1-22 and 25-32 using the 17.3-17.8 GHz (Earth-to-space) and
12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands.
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