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Released: March 29, 2013

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DA No.


Report No. SAT-00939

Friday March 29, 2013

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 S2181
SES Americom, Inc.
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service
On March 22, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the application of SES Americom, Inc. to modify the authorization for its
AMC-16 space station at the 85° W.L. orbital location. The grant authorized SES Americom to reorient the spot beams on the AMC-16 space
station in the 18.6-18.8 GHz (space-to-Earth), 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 28.4-28.6 GHz (Earth-to-space), and 29.5-30.0 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands, such that while the 10 spot beams still provide coverage of the continental United States, each beam has a
different coverage area than previously authorized.


E S2156
SES Americom, Inc.
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service


E S2134
SES Americom, Inc.
Special Temporary Authority
Grant of Authority
Effective Date:

Nature of Service:

Direct-to-Home Fixed Satellite Service, Fixed Satellite Service
On March 22, 2013, the Satellite Policy Branch granted, with conditions, special temporary authority to SES Americom, Inc., for a period of 60
days, to: (1) conduct telemetry, tracking and command operations necessary to drift the AMC-2 space station from the 19.2° E.L. orbital location
to the 80.85° W.L. orbital location using the following center frequencies: 3700.5 MHz and 4199.5 MHz (space-to-Earth); and 6423.5 MHz
(Earth-to-space); (2) maintain AMC-2 at 80.85° W.L. with an east-west station keeping volume of +/- 0.15 degrees using the same center
frequencies and to provide Fixed-Satellite Service at the 80.85° W.L. orbital location using the 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth), 5925-6425
MHz (Earth-to-space), 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands; and (3) provide Direct-to-Home
Fixed-Satellite Service via AMC-2 at 80.85° W.L. in the 11.7-12.2 GHz band.
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