Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 09/20/2012
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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Report No. SAT-00899
Friday September 21, 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.
Satelites Mexicanos S. A. de C. V.
Petition for Declaratory Ruling to be Added to the Permitted List
Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. requests to add its Satmex 8 space station at the 116.8º W.L. orbital location to the Commission's Permitted
Space Station List 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. Satmex requests a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules in connection with its request.
Transfer of Control
Current Licensee:GEOEYE LICENSE CORP.
This application seeks consent for Worldview, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Globe, Inc. (Digital Globe), to acquire control of space
station licenses held by GeoEye License Corp., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of GeoEye, Inc (GeoEye). The transaction involves Digital
Globe acquiring GeoEye and its subsidiaries' assets and operations.
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye both operate satellite systems in the earth-exploration satellite service (EESS). They collect, process and distribute
digital imagery of the Earth's land, oceans and atmosphere. Both DigitalGlobe and GeoEye serve commercial and governmental customers.
Applicants claim that the merger is in the public interest because it will result in a stronger and more efficient U.S. provider of EESS and will not
cause public interest harm because there is competition from global providers of earth imagery services, as well as aggregators of earth imagery
such as Microsoft and Google. See also File No. SES-T/C-20120817-00761 concerning earth station licenses. The applicants request that
additional licenses granted to GeoEye or any of its subsidiaries prior to consummation be included within the scope of any approval.
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