Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 03/08/2012
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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Report No. SAT-00850
Friday March 9, 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.
DISH Operating L.L.C.
DISH Operating L.L.C. seeks to extend the expiration date, until April 22, 2022, for its authorization to operate the EchoStar 7 Direct Broadcast
Satellite space station at the 118.9° W.L. orbital location using DBS channels 1-21 in the 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 17.3-17.8 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands. This authority currently expires on April 22, 2012. DISH is operating EchoStar 7 at 118.8° W.L., rather than
its assigned location at 118.9° W.L., pursuant to special temporary authority. IBFS File No. SAT-STA-20120119-00007. DISH also has a
request pending to modify its authorization to specify operations at 118.8° W.L., see IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20100329-00058, and asks that
any extension granted be applied to operations at that location.
EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation
Special Temporary Authority
EchoStar Corporation requests special temporary authority for a period of 180 days to continue to operate the EchoStar 15 satellite to provide
Direct Broadcast Satellite service over channels 23 and 24 at the 61.55º W.L. orbital location. EchoStar states that it will continue to comply with
conditions set forth in the order initially granting special temporary authority for these operations. EchoStar Corporation Application for Special
Temporary Authority to Operate the EchoStar 15 Satellite on Channels 23 and 24 at the 61.55º W.L. Orbital Location, Order and Authorization,
25 FCC Rcd 10980, 10983 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div. 2010).
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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