Satellite Application Grants
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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Report No. SAT-00948
Friday May 10, 2013
Policy Branch Information
Actions TakenThe 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.
SES Americom, Inc.
05/09/2013 - 05/31/2016
Grant of Authority
Nature of Service:Direct to Home Fixed Satellite, Fixed Satellite Service
On May 9, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, the application of SES Americom, Inc. to modify the authorization for the
AMC-2 space station to specify operations at the 80.85° W.L. orbital location, instead of the previously authorized 19.2° E.L. orbital location.
SES Americom is authorized to: (1) provide Fixed-Satellite Service, including direct-to-home services, to South America via the AMC-2 space
station at the 80.85° W.L. orbital location in 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 (2) conduct telemetry, tracking, and command operations necessary
to maintain AMC-2 space station at the 80.85° W.L. orbital location with an east-west station-keeping tolerance of +/- 0.15 degrees using the
following center frequencies: 3700.5 MHz and 4199 MHz (space-to-Earth); and 6423.5 MHz (Earth-to-space).
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Special Temporary Authority
Grant of Authority
On May 8, 2013, the Satellite Division granted, with conditions, special temporary authority to EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation, for a
period of 60 days, to (1) conduct telemetry, tracking, and command operations necessary to drift EchoStar 15 from its currently authorized
orbital location at 61.5° W.L. to the 45.1° W.L. orbital location, and to maintain EchoStar 15 at 45.1° W.L., using the following center
frequencies: 17.7915 GHz and 17.7935 GHz (Earth-to-space); and 12.6920 GHz, 12.6930 GHz, 12.6945 GHz, and 12.6985 GHz
(space-to-Earth); and (2) provide service via EchoStar 15 at 45.1° W.L. in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.8 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands.
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