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Released: October 5, 2012

445 12th STREET S.W.

News media information 202-418-0500
Internet: (or
TTY (202) 418-2555

DA No.


Report No. SAT-00903

Friday October 5, 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.


E S2103
ORBCOMM License Corp.
Granted in Part/ Deferred in Part
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Mobile Satellite Service
See IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20111021-00207 for a description of the action taken.


E S2103
ORBCOMM License Corp.
10/02/2012 - 04/30/2025
Granted in Part/ Deferred in Part
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Mobile Satellite Service
On October 2, 2012, the Satellite Division granted in part, with conditions, the application of Orbcomm License Corp. to modify its authorization
for a non-voice, non-geostationary mobile satellite service (Little LEO) system. The Satellite Division granted authority to the extent of
modifying the target orbital inclination of one satellite from 51.6 degrees to 51.7 degrees, and specifying an additional feeder link centered at the
150.025 MHz for that satellite. In addition, in light of the imminent launch of the satellite, the Satellite Division partially waived the fourth
milestone in the Orbcomm Next Generation License, which requires Orbcomm to complete construction of and launch the first two
next-generation satellites. The waiver is limited to extending authority to launch and operate with respect to the one satellite proposed for
imminent launch. The Satellite Division deferred action on all other aspects of the pending modification application, as amended. This grant was
without prejudice to action on remaining portions of the amended modification application, including Orbcomm's request to extend the fourth
milestone for six months or deem it satisfied by the launch of a single satellite.
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E S2422
Intelsat License LLC
Special Temporary Authority
Effective Date:


E S2110
Iridium Constellation LLC
Special Temporary Authority
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
On October 4, 2012, the Satellite Division granted special temporary authority to Iridium Constellation LLC, for a period of 60 days, to continue
to co-locate one of its spare in-orbit satellites with another satellite in its orbital constellation.


E S2232
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Special Temporary Authority
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:
On October 3, 2012, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, special temporary authority, for a period of 30 days, to EchoStar Satellite
Operating Corporation to continue to provide Direct Broadcast Satellite service via EchoStar 6 at 76.95º W.L. using the 17.3-17.8 GHz
(Earth-to-space) and 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. EchoStar is also authorized to continue to operate on-station telemetry,
tracking, and command for EchoStar 6 at 76.95º W.L. using center frequencies of 12.203 GHz (space-to-Earth), 12.204 GHz (space-to-Earth), and
17.305 GHz (Earth-to-space).
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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