Docket Number: 
IB Docket 02-87

This page provides information on applications filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed Martin”), COMSAT Corporation, and COMSAT Digital Teleport, Inc. (collectively “COMSAT” or “Assignor”), together with Intelsat, Ltd., Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd., Intelsat LLC, and Intelsat USA License Corp. (collectively “Intelsat” or “Assignee”) (jointly “Applicants”) pursuant to sections 214, 308, 310(b)(4) and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to assign common carrier and non-common carrier earth station licenses, private land mobile radio (PLMR) licenses, and international section 214 authorizations from COMSAT to Intelsat. These assignments are filed in connection with Intelsat’s proposed acquisition of the assets of a Lockheed Martin business unit known as COMSAT World Systems (“CWS”) and the assets of associated COMSAT business enterprises COMSAT Digital Teleport, Inc. (“CDTI”) and COMSAT General Corporation, both subsidiaries of COMSAT Corporation. COMSAT additionally filed applications seeking to modify the common carrier status of certain earth station facilities that it proposes to assign to Intelsat. In these modification applications, COMSAT seeks to modify the current licenses to permit the facilities to be used to provide service on both a common carrier and non-common carrier basis.

Applicants also request that grant of the assignment applications include authority to assign to Intelsat: (1) additional authorizations issued to COMSAT/CWS during the pendency of the Commission’s consideration of the assignment applications or during the period required for consummation of the assignment following approval; and (2) applications that will have been filed by COMSAT/CWS and are pending at the time of consummation of the proposed assignment, including requests for special temporary authority concerning a new or existing facility associated with the transaction.

These applications have been consolidated under IB Docket No. 02-87, and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System. Copies of documents in the record may also be obtained for a fee from FCC's duplicating contractor Qualex International, or may be viewed and/or copied at the FCC Reference Center.

Timeline

Day 177 - October 25, 2002

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Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

10/28/03
LETTER, filed on behalf of Office of General Counsel

9/15/03
Motion to Dismiss Petition for Reconsideration filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

8/15/03
Order Denying Petition for Reconsideration.

8/13/03
Notice filed by Intelsat USA License Corp.

1/21/03
Response to Reply to the Opposition to Petition for Partial Reconsideration filed by Intelsat, Ltd. and Lockheed Martin Corporation

1/7/03
Reply of Litigation Recovery Trust

12/26/02
Reply to Opposition to Petition for Partial Reconsideration filed by PanAmSat Corporation

Notice To Consummate Agreement filed by Intelsat, Ltd.

12/13/02
Opposition to Petitions for Reconsideration filed by Lockheed Martin, COMSAT Corporation, and Intelsat, Ltd.

11/27/02
Motion to Extend Time Granted filed by Policy Division

Motion to Extend Time filed by Lockheed Martin, et al. and Intelsat, et al.

11/25/02
Petition for Reconsideration filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

Petition for Partial Reconsideration filed by PanAmSat Corporation

10/25/02
Order and Authorization, DA No. 02-2254, IB, WTB Word | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Text | Text | Text

10/23/02
FCC Letter to Applicants Restarts the Clock

10/16/02
Letters Exchanged Between COMSAT Corporation and Intelsat Global Service Corporation and Between DOJ and FBI filed by Federal Bureau of Investigation Acrobat | Acrobat

10/15/02
FCC Letter Stops the Clock

Letters Exchanged Between COMSAT Corporation and Intelsat Global Service Corporation and Between DOJ and FBI filed by Federal Bureau of Investigation

10/01/02
Response to Information Request filed by Intelsat, et al.

9/26/02
Letter/Supplement to provide further updated information filed by Comsat Corporation et al

9/23/02
Motion To Postpone Further Action Pending Solicitation Of New Round Of Comments filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

9/16/02
Motion to Strike Unauthorized Responsive Pleading of Comsat filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

9/11/02
Corrected Letter and attached List of Officers and Directors filed by Intelsat,Ltd.

Letter and attached List of Officers and Directors filed by Intelsat,Ltd.

9/09/02
Letter/Response to August 23 WorldCom and Sprint Letter filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation, COMSAT Corporation and Intelsat, Ltd.

9/06/02
Letter and attached updated Intelsat Shareholders chart filed by Intelsat, Ltd.

08/26/02
Letter filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation, COMSAT Corporation and COMSAT General Corporation

08/23/02
Letter filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P. and WorldCom, Inc.

08/08/02
Reply to Lockheed Opposition to Motion to Strike filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

7/31/02
Letter filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation, COMSAT Corporation and COMSAT General Corporation

7/29/02
Response to Motion to Strike filed by Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Comsat Corporation,and Comsat Digital Teleport, Inc.

7/22/02
Response to Request for Additional Information filed by Intelsat, Ltd.

7/22/02
Motion to Strike filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

6/27/02
Response to Supplement to Provisional Petition to Deny filed by Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Comsat Corporation,and Comsat Digital Teleport, Inc.

6/23/02
Motion to Accept Supplement to Provisional Petition to Deny filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

Supplement to Provisional Petition to Deny filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

6/07/02
Opposition of Lockheed Martin Corporation, et. al., and Intelsat, Ltd., et. al, To Petitions To Deny And Petitions To Condition Grant

LRT Proposal for Administrative Dispute Resolution Of Issues

Reply Comments filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

5/28/02
Comment filed by Verestar, Inc.

5/24/02
AT&T Petition To Deny

Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Lockhead Martin Corporation, COMSAT Corporation, and Intelsat, Ltd.

Petition of WorldCom and Sprint to Condition Grant

Comment filed by Verestar, Inc.

Provisional Petition to Deny filed by Litigation Recovery Trust

5/22/02
Letter submitting decision of the Federal Trade Commission re: early termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period filed by Intelsat, Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, and COMSAT Corporation

Letter providing notice of Commission grant of pro forma applications filed by Lockheed Martin Corporation and COMSAT Corporation

Public Notice

08/13/03
Notice, filed on behalf of Intelsat USA License Corp. notifying the Commission that the company has adopted all relevant tariffs of COMSAT Corporation.

4/29/02
Public Notice Erratum

4/24/02
Lockheed Martin/COMSAT And Intelsat Seek FCC Consent To Assign Licenses And Section 214 Authorizations - Pleading Cycle Established, IB Docket No. 02-87, DA 02-951 (IB) [Acrobat | Word | Text]

Applications

4/05/02
Application for Consent to Assignments filed by Intelsat Global Service Corporation, Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, and Lockheed Martin Corporation

Foreign Ownership Submission Pursuant to Section 310(b)(4):

Earth Station Assignment And Modification Applications:

The Lead File Number for the Earth Station Assignment Applications is SES-ASG-20020405-00552. The Lead File Number for the Earth Station Assignment Modification Applications is SES-MOD-20020405-00568.

Modification Applications:

Private Land Mobile Radio Assignment Application:

Section 214 Assignment Application:

Background

According to Applicants, Intelsat LLC is the proposed Title III licensee and Intelsat USA License Corp. is the proposed holder of the international section 214 authorizations. Intelsat LLC, a Delaware company, is wholly owned and controlled by Intelsat Holdings LLC, also a Delaware company, which in turn is wholly owned by Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda. Intelsat USA License Corp., a Delaware corporation, is wholly owned and controlled by Intelsat USA Sales Corporation, also a Delaware corporation, which in turn is wholly owned by Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, which itself is wholly owned by Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. Intelsat (Bermuda), Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, Ltd., also a company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda. Intelsat, Ltd. is owned by more than 220 entities, representing 145 nations. Lockheed Martin will continue to hold approximately 24.05 percent of Intelsat, Ltd.’s shares through COMSAT Corporation and related COMSAT business entities.

Intelsat owns and operates a global satellite system that provides space segment capacity. Intelsat’s customers include distributors such as COMSAT that resell capacity, as well as customers that purchase capacity for their own use. Applicants state that grant of the applications would allow Intelsat to combine the COMSAT/CWS downstream distribution infrastructure with the existing Intelsat space segment capacity.

Clock History

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10/25/02
Order and Authorization, DA No. 02-2254, IB, WTB Word | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Text | Text | Text

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10/23/02
FCC Letter to Applicants Restarts the Clock

10/15/02
FCC Letter Stops the Clock

Contacts: 
Kathleen Collins or Susan O'Connell
Policy Division, International Bureau
(202) 418-1460
JoAnn Lucanik
Satellite Division, International Bureau
(202) 418-0719
Brian O'Donnell
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-2135