Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 05/08/2014
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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Report No. SAT-01014
Friday May 9, 2014
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.
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC filed an amendment to its pending application for authority to construct, launch and operate a space station,
DIRECTV KU-45W, at the 45.2° W.L orbital location. See IBFS File No. SAT-LOA-20130205-00016 (Report No. SAT-00940, Apr. 5, 2013).
The pending application indicates that DIRECTV proposes to use DIRECTV KU-45W will provide direct-to-home Fixed-Satellite Service to
Brazil using the 10.95-11.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), 11.95-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) , and 14.0-14.5 GHz
(Earth-to-space) frequency bands. In its amendment, DIRECTV proposes to (1) add the 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band, (2)
add a second Brazilian national downlink beam, (3) use a single national uplink beam instead of two spot beams, (4) use a combination of
110-Watt and 150-Watt TWTAs for the national downlink beams, (5) revise the link performance and budget analysis, (6) revise the interference
analysis, and (7) delete Appendix D.
Inmarsat Hawaii Inc.
Letter of Intent
Inmarsat Hawaii Inc. seeks access to the U.S. market using a proposed Ka-band geostationary-satellite orbit space station, Inmarsat-KA 63 W, at
the 62.85° W.L. orbital location. Inmarsat states the space station will operate under the authority of the United Kingdom. Inmarsat requests
market access to provide Fixed-Satellite Service using the 18.3-19.3 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), and the 28.1-29.1 GHz and
29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Inmarsat requests to use the 18.8-19.3 GHz frequency band for gateway downlink operations
on a non-conforming, non-interference basis and the 28.1-28.35 GHz and 28.6-29.1 GHz frequency bands for gateway uplink operations on a
secondary basis. Inmarsat also seeks a waiver of Section 2.106, Footnote NG165, of the Commission's rules to permit GSO FSS operations in
the 18.8-19.3 GHz frequency band on a non-interference basis. Inmarsat also seeks a waiver of Section 25.114, to the extent necessary, to
submit its .gxt files via email and as an attachment to the application, instead of embedded in the Schedule S form.
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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