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Permitted Space Station List

Pursuant to the DISCO II First Reconsideration Order, FCC 99-325 (released October 29, 1999), a U.S.-licensed earth station with an ALSAT license is permitted to access any space station on this list, provided that it complies with the Commission's technical requirements, and operates under the conditions on its license and set forth in the Orders cited below. Nothing in the DISCO II First Reconsideration Order, however, eliminates the need for an earth station operator or space station operator to request authority to make technical changes to its facility where those changes require prior Commission approval under Sections 25.117 and 25.118 of the Commission's rules. See DISCO II First Reconsideration Order at para. 13 n.31.

The information in this website is an unofficial list of conditions applicable to ALSAT-designated earth stations communicating with the satellites listed below, provided for the convenience of earth station operators with ALSAT licenses. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all applicable conditions. Earth station operators are advised that nothing in this website affects in any way the requirements in their earth station licenses and the Orders cited below adding satellites to the Permitted Space Station List.

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All U.S.-Licensed Space Stations in the geostationary orbit

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Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz
5925-6425 MHz
11.7-12.2 GHz
14.0-14.5 GHz

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AMAZONAS-1 (S2622)

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Orbit Location: 55.5° W.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11.7-11.83 GHz, 11.95-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth)
14.0-14.125 GHz (Earth-to-space)
Conditions:

1.This grant does not include provision of any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the Amazonas-1 space station must be in compliance with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between Spain and other Administrations.

3. Amazonas-1 must be maintained with an east/west longitudinal station-keeping tolerance of ±.05 degrees of the 55.5° W.L. orbital location.

 

Licensing Administration: Spain
File Number: SAT-PPL-20140702-00082
Added to Permitted List:

Nov. 20, 2014

Grant: AMAZONAS-1, pdf image link electornic format

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AMAZONAS-2

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Orbit Location: 61° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space)
11.7-12.2 GHz (Space-to-Earth)
Conditions:

1. AMAZONAS-2 is not authorized to provide any Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and AMAZONAS-2 shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other Administrations.

3. Operation of AMAZONAS-2 shall be in accordance with the power flux density requirements of 47 C.F.R. § 25.208 of the Commission’s rules.

Licensing Administration: Brazil
File Number: SAT-PPL-20100506-00093; SAT-APL-20101209-00257 and SAT-PPL-20090806-00081
Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PPL-20100506-00093; SAT-APL-20101209-00257 (Int’l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, December 21, 2010. See also SAT-PPL-20090806-00081 (Int’l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, October 15, 2009)

Grant: AMAZONAS-1, pdf image link electornic format

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AMAZONAS-3

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Orbit Location: 61° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz
5925-6425 MHz
11.7-12.2 GHz
14.0-14.5 GHz
Conditions:

1. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the AMAZONAS-3 satellite shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other administrations.

2. Operation of AMAZONAS-3 shall be in accordance with the power flux-density requirements of 47 C.F.R. § 25.208 of the Commission's Rules.

3. Refer to the following application for additional conditions of grant

Licensing Administration: Brazil
File Number: SAT-PPL-20121018-00183
Added to Permitted List:

Policy Branch Information, Actions Taken, Public Notice , Report Number SAT-00936 (rel. Mar. 15, 2013).

Grant: AMAZONAS-3, pdf image link electornic format

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AMC-18 (ITU Designation: GIBSAT A1)

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Orbit Location: 104.95° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. AMC-18 is not authorized to provide any Direct-to-Home Service, Direct Broadcast Service, or Digital Audio Radio Service to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the AMC-18 satellite shall be in compliance with coordination agreements reached between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom and other administrations.

Licensing Administration: Gibraltar
File Number: SAT-PPL-20061006-00118
Added to Permitted List: See SAT-PPL-20061006-00118 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, December 7, 2006).
Grant: AMC-18, pdf image link electornic format

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AMC-21 (ITU Designation: AM-SAT 125W)

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Orbit Location: 124.9° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11.7-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. The AMC-21 space station must be launched and begin operations by September 16, 2010.

2. Within 30 days of grant of this assignment, SES Satellites (Gibraltar) Ltd. must furnish either: (1) an acknowledgement from Westchester Fire Insurance Company that it will continue to be bound by Bond Number K0 72 95 48 0 upon consummation of the assignment; or (2) a new bond in the amount of $750,000, pursuant to the procedures set forth in Public Notice, DA 03-2602, 18 FCC Rcd 16283 (2003); or (3) proof that the launch and operating milestone for the AMC-21 space station has been satisfied by launch and operation of the spacecraft.

3. Failure to meet either condition 1. or 2., above, would result in removal of the AMC-21 space station from the Commission’s Permitted List. Such removal will be without prejudice to SES Satellites (Gibraltar) Ltd. filing another request to serve the U.S. market via AMC-21.

4. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the AMC-21 space station shall be in compliance with coordination agreements reached between the United Kingdom and other administrations.

Licensing Administration: United Kingdom
File Number: SAT-ASG-20080609-00120
Added to Permitted List: See SAT-ASG-20080609-00120 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, August 6, 2008).
Grant: AMC-18, pdf image link electornic format

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ANIK F1 (ITU Designation: ANIK-1A)

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Orbit Location: 107.3° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11.7-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. Telesat Canada is not authorized to use ANIK F1 to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Telesat Canada's operation of ANIK F1 must comply with its applicable current and future operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements with other satellite systems.

3. Access to the ANIK F1 satellite network SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between the United States and Canada, and any future modifications to such agreements.

4. Telesat Canada is granted a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules for the purpose of using ANIK F1 to communicate with ALSAT-designated earth stations in the United States in the conventional C-band. This waiver will remain in effect as long as ANIK F1 remains at 107.3° W.L. As a condition on this waiver, Telesat Canada must meet the requirements set forth in paragraph 21 of this Order.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20000420-00083
Added to Permitted List: Telesat Canada, DA 00-2835, Order, 15 FCC Rcd. 24828 (Sat. and Rad. Div., released Dec. 19, 2000).
Order: ANIK F1,pdf image link electornic format

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ANIK F1R (ITU Designation: ANIK F1R)

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Orbit Location: 107.3° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11.7-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. Telesat Canada is not authorized to use ANIK F1R to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the Anik F1R satellite SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Canada and other administrations.

3. Telesat Canada is granted a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules for the purpose of using ANIK F1R to communicate with ALSAT-designated earth stations in the United States in the conventional C-band. As a condition of this waiver, Telesat Canada is only permitted to transmit or receive FM video TV signals on transponders that have been coordinated and ANIK F1R must accommodate future satellite networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20050504-00094
Added to Permitted List: See SAT-PDR-20050504-00094 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, July 21, 2005).
Order: ANIK F1R,pdf image link electornic format

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ANIK F2 (ITU Designation: CANSAT-1A)

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Orbit Location: 111.1° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are not authorized to use Anik F2 to provide any Direct-to-Home ("DTH") service, Direct Broadcast Satellite ("DBS") service, or Digital Audio Radio Service ("DARS") to, from, or within the United States.

2. Telesat Canada's operation of Anik F2 must comply with coordination agreements reached with other satellite systems.

3. Telesat Canada is granted a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3), for the purpose of communicating with Anik F2 in the conventional C- and Ku-bands.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20010906-00082
SAT-PDR-20020321-00027
Added to Permitted List: Telesat Canada, DA 02-3490, Order, 17 FCC Rcd. 25287 (Int’l Bur., released Dec. 18, 2002).
Order: ANIK F2, electornic format pdf image link

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ANIK F3 (ITU Designation: CANSAT-18, CANSAT-22)

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Orbit Location: 118.7° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are not authorized to use Anik F3 to provide any Direct-to-Home ("DTH") service, Direct Broadcast Satellite ("DBS") service, or Digital Audio Radio Service ("DARS") to, from, or within the United States.
2. Telesat Canada is granted a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3), for the purpose of communicating with Anik F3 in the conventional C- and Ku-bands, subject to the following conditions:
(a)  This waiver will only remain in effect as long as Anik F3 remains at a location designated as Canadian under the Trilateral Arrangement.
(b)  Telesat Canada is required to operate Anik F3 in accordance with the coordination agreements it has reached with operators of other satellite systems that have been authorized to provide service to the U.S. market and any future coordination agreements.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PPL-20060516-00061
Added to Permitted List: Telesat Canada, DA 07-118, Order, (Int’l Bur., released Jan. 19, 2007).
Order: ANIK F3, electornic format pdf image link

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ESTRELA DO SUL 2 (ITU Designation: S2821)

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Orbit Location: 63° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink
Conditions:

1. Estrela do Sui 2 is not authorized to provide any Direct-to-Home service, Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, or Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine em1h stations and the Estrela do Sul2 space station shall be in compliance with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other administrations.

3. The Estrela do Sul2 space station must begin providing service at the 63° W.L. orbital location in the 11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz frequency bands before the space station it is replacing, Estrela do Sui 1, discontinues service at this orbital location. Failure to meet this condition shall render the grant of market access in these frequency bands at this orbital location NULL and VOID.

4. This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the Estrela do Sui 2 space station is either removed from the 63° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate. If either event occurs, Estrela do Sul2 will be removed from the Permitted Space Station List. If Telesat Brasil wishes to provide service to the United States from the 63° W.L. orbital location using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted Space Station List.

Licensing Administration: Brazil
File Number: SAT-PPL-20110112-00012
Added to Permitted List: Telesat Brasil Capacidade de Satelites Ltda. Application SAT-PPL-20110112-00012 grant stamped 04/04/2011
Order: Brasilsat A2, pdf image link electornic format

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EUTELSAT AB-1

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Orbit Location: 12.5° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with the EUTELSAT AB-1 satellite and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellite in the uplink frequencies of 14.0-14.5 GHz. consistent with the technical parameters contained in the earth station authorization. Communications in any other band are not permitted;

2. ALSAT-designated earth stations may not receive transmissions from the EUTELSAT AB-1 and AB-2 satellites unless expressly authorized by the earth station license;

3. Operations between ALSAT-designated earth stations and the EUTELSAT AB-1 and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellites shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between the United States and France; and

4. Service between ALSAT-designated earth stations and the EUTELSAT AB-1 and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellites is limited to fixed-satellite service, excluding direct-to-home services. Provision of Direct-to-Home (DTH), Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) is prohibited.

Licensing Administration: France
File Number: SAT-PDR-20010118-00011
Added to Permitted List: European Telecommunication Satellite Organization, DA 01-2040, Order, 16 FCC Rcd. 15961 (Satellite and Radiocommunication Div., Int'l Bur., released Aug. 30, 2001).
Order: EUTELSAT AB-1, pdf image link electornic format

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EUTELSAT AB-2

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Orbit Location: 8° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with the EUTELSAT AB-1 satellite and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellite in the uplink frequencies of 14.0-14.5 GHz. consistent with the technical parameters contained in the earth station authorization. Communications in any other band are not permitted;

2. ALSAT-designated earth stations may not receive transmissions from the EUTELSAT AB-1 and AB-2 satellites unless expressly authorized by the earth station license;

3. Operations between ALSAT-designated earth stations and the EUTELSAT AB-1 and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellites shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between the United States and France; and

4. Service between ALSAT-designated earth stations and the EUTELSAT AB-1 and EUTELSAT AB-2 satellites is limited to fixed-satellite service, excluding direct-to-home services. Provision of Direct-to-Home (DTH), Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) is prohibited.

Licensing Administration: France
File Number: SAT-PDR-20010207-00012
Added to Permitted List: European Telecommunication Satellite Organization, DA 01-2040, Order, 16 FCC Rcd. 15961 (Satellite and Radiocommunication Div., Int'l Bur., released Aug. 30, 2001).
Order: EUTELSAT AB-2, pdf image link electornic format

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Eutelsat 113 West A (fka SATMEX 6)

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Orbit Location: 113° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth)
5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space)
11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space)
Conditions:

1. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SATMEX 6 satellite shall be in compliance with coordination agreements reached between Mexico and other Administrations.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SATMEX 6 satellite shall be in compliance with the operator arrangement reached between Satmex and Telesat Canada in 2003, and any future modifications to which the parties agree. See also 47 C.F.R. $ 25.1 58 (b)(ii).

3. Satmex’s request for waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3), 47 C.F.R. 25.210(a)(3), of the Commission’s rules is GRANTED as conditioned. Section 25.210(a)(3) requires that all space stations in the FSS used for domestic service in the C-band shall be capable of switching polarity upon ground command. This provision is required to permit U.S.- licensed satellites the flexibility to be assigned to different orbital positions and to mitigate potential interference between adjacent FSS systems transmitting analog TV signals. The transmission polarization of the C-band payload of the SATMEX 6 satellite cannot be reversed from the ground. Satmex indicates that it has completed coordination of the SATMEX 6 satellite with the operators of the adjacent satellites providing service to, from, or within the United States. Accordingly, we grant this waiver on the condition that the operation of SATMEX 6 is consistent with such adjacent operator arrangements. If no adjacent operator arrangement exists, this waiver is further conditioned that operation of the SATMEX 6 shall not cause more interference to any system authorized to provide services to, from, or within the United States that is two degree spacing compliant than would be caused if the SATMEX 6 complied with Section 25.210(a) (3). Further, if no adjacent operator arrangement exists, Satmex shall not claim protection against interference to its operations caused by any system authorized to provide services to, from or within the United States that is two-degree spacing compliant if such interference results from failure of the SATMEX 6 comply with Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3). Grant of this waiver request is consistent with our precedent.

4. Satmex’s request for waiver of Section 25.210(i), 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(i) of the Commission’s rules IS GRANTED as conditioned. Section 25.210(i) directs, “Space station antennas in the Fixed-Satellite Service must be designed to provide a cross-polarization isolation such that the ratio of the on axis co-polar gain to the crosspolar gain of the antenna in the assigned frequency band shall be at least 30 dB within its primary coverage area.” Satmex indicates that the C-band North American and Hemispheric beams for SATMEX 6 provide cross-polarization isolation of at least 30 dB over approximately 98 percent of its service area and in the limited area where it does not meet the 30 dB cross-polarization isolation; the cross-polarization is at least 27 dB. This shortfall will not produce a significant increase in interference, except to SATMEX 6 itself. Accordingly, we grant this waiver with the condition that operation of the SATMEX 6 satellite shall not cause more interference to any system authorized to provide services to, from or within the United States that is two-degree spacing compliant than would be caused if the SATMEX 6 complied with Section 25.210(i). Further, Satmex shall not claim protection against interference to its operations caused by any system authorized to provide services to, from or within the United States that is two-degree spacing compliant if such interference results from failure of SATMEX 6 to comply with Section 25.210(i) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0 25.210(i). Grant of this waiver request is consistent with our precedent.

5. This action is issued pursuant to Section 0.261 of the Commission's rules on delegated authority, 47 C.F.R. 0 0.261, and is effective immediately. Petitions for reconsideration under Section 1.106 or applications for review under Section 1.115 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.1 15, may be filed within 30 days of the date of the public notice indicating that this action was taken.

Licensing Administration: France
File Number: SAT-PPL-20060329-00030 and SAT-AMD-20060724-00080
Added to Permitted List: Aug. 4, 2006
Order: EUTELSAT AB-2, pdf image link electornic format

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Eutelsat 115 West B (ITU Designation: Mexsat 114.9 C-Ku)

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Orbit Location: 114.9° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth)
5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space)
11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space)
Conditions:

1. Eutelsat 115 WB is not authorized to provide any Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) or Digital Audio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the Eutelsat 115 WB space station must be in compliance with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between Mexico and other Administrations.

3. Eutelsat 115 WB must be maintained with an east/west longitudinal station-keeping tolerance of ± 0.05 degrees at the 114.9° W.L. orbital location.

4. Eutelsat Americas’ request to waive Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3), is GRANTED, as conditioned. Section 25.210(a)(3) requires FSS space stations using the C-band to be capable of switching polarization sense upon ground command. The Commission requires polarity-switching capability for two reasons: (1) to provide U.S.-licensed space stations with the flexibility to operate a different orbital locations, and (2) to mitigate potential interference between adjacent fixed space station systems transmitting analog television signals. See Telesat Canada, Order, 22 FCC Rcd 588, ¶ 10 (Int’l Bur., Sat. Div. 2007). This waiver is based upon a finding that the ability to switch polarization is not currently necessary to protect other space stations at adjacent orbital locations from harmful interference because the operations of Eutelsat 115 WB and the adjacent space stations will not involve the transmission of analog signals. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and Eutelsat 115 WB are conditioned on Eutelsat Americas accommodating future space station networks that comply with Section 25.210(a)(3) and on Eutelsat Americas operating Eutelsat 115 WB pursuant to any existing or future coordination agreements for this location.[1]

5. Eutelsat Americas’ request to waive Section 25.210(i) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(i), is GRANTED. Section 25.210(i) specifies that FSS space stations must provide a cross-polarization isolation such that the ratio of the on axis co-polar gain to the crosspolar gain of the antenna in the assigned frequency is at least 30 dB within its primary coverage area. Eutelsat Americas indicates that the cross-polarization isolation of the Eutelsat 115 WB space station antennas will be between 25 and 27 dB. This waiver is based on a finding that these shortfalls will not produce a significant increase in interference, except to the applicant itself, and will not adversely affect any other operator. Eutelsat Americas must accommodate future space networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant.

6. Eutelsat Americas’ request to waive Sections 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c), is GRANTED. Sections 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c) specify that space stations must discharge all stored energy sources at end-of-life of the space station. Eutelsat 115 WB is a Boeing 702SP series satellite, which has an electric propulsion system and will not carry chemical liquid fuel tanks. Eutelsat Americas states that due to the Boeing 702SP design, the spacecraft’s xenon tank will not be vented to depletion at the spacecraft’s end of life and will still contain approximately 4.2 kg of residual xenon gas within a volume of approximately 233 cubic liters. The information submitted is not sufficient to support a finding that the underlying purpose of Section 25.283(c) would be served by failing to completely vent the xenon tank. Eutelsat 115 WB was launched shortly after this petition for market access was filed and compliance with Sections 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c) is not achievable except through direct retrieval of the spacecraft, which is not practicable at this time. Therefore, we grant requested partial waiver of the rule because undue hardship would result from requiring modification of the space station at this time.

7. The operations of Eutelsat 115 WB and associated earth stations must comport with the applicable uplink limits in 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.212, 25.218, 25.222, 25.226, and/or 25.227, and the downlink limit in 47 C.F.R. § 25.212(c)(2), unless Eutelsat Americas coordinates any non-conforming operation with the operations of U.S.-licensed GSO space stations within 6 degrees of 114.9 º W.L. Non-conforming operation must also be coordinated with respect to those operations of non-U.S.-licensed space stations within 6 degrees of 114.9 º W.L. involving approved communications with U.S.-licensed earth stations.

8. This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the Eutelsat 115 WB space station is relocated from the 114.9° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate. In either case, Eutelsat 115 WB will be removed from the Permitted List. If Eutelsat Americas seeks to provide service to the U.S. using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted List.

9. Eutelsat 115 WB is a replacement for the Eutelsat 115 West A (Eutelsat 115 WA) (Call Sign S2589[2]) (formerly known as SATMEX-5[3]) space station at the 114.9° 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.[4] Eutelsat 115 WB must begin providing service to the United States at the 114.9° W.L. orbital location in these frequency bands before Eutelsat 115 WA discontinues service at 114.9° W.L. Failure to meet this milestone shall render this authorization to access the U.S. market 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 NULL and VOID, with no further action on the Commission’s part.

10. Eutelsat Americas is afforded thirty days from the date of this action to decline this authorization as conditioned. Failure to respond within this period will constitute formal acceptance of the authorization as conditioned.

11. This grant is issued pursuant to Section 0.261 of the Commission’s rules on delegated authority, 47 C.F.R. § 0.261, and is effective upon release.

Licensing Administration: Mexico
File Number: SAT-PPL-20150227-00008
Added to Permitted List: June 11, 2015
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Eutelsat 117 West A

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Orbit Location:

116.8° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz
5925-6425 MHz
11.7-12.2 GHz 
14.0-14.5 GHz

Conditions:

1. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SATMEX 8 satellite shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Mexico and other administrations.
2. SATMEX 8 is not authorized to provide any Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) or Digital Audio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.
3. Refer to the following application for additional conditions of grant.

Licensing Administration:

Mexico

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20120823-00140

Added to Permitted List:

Policy Branch Information, Actions Taken, Public Notice, Report Number SAT-00917 (rel. Dec.7, 2012 );

Grant:

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Hispasat 30W-4 (ITU Designation: Hispasat 30W-4)

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Orbit Location: 30° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14250 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

Any earth station in the United States with "ALSAT" designated as a point of communication, is granted authority to provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS), to, from, or within the United States, by accessing the HISPASAT-1D satellite, at the 30° W.L. orbit location in the 11.7-12.2 GHz/14.0-14.5 GHz frequency bands, subject to the conditions set forth in each earth station license and the following conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are not authorized to access HISPASAT- 1D to receive or provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS).

2. HISPASAT S.A.'s operation of HISPASAT-1D must comply with its current operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements with other satellite systems.

3. In the future, should the Commission authorize access to the U.S. market by a U.S.-licensed or non-U.S.-licensed satellite that is providing services to the U.S. that are two-degree-compliant, and is located two degrees or more from HISPASAT-1D, HISPASAT, S.A. would be expected to coordinate in good faith with the licensee of that satellite.

Licensing Administration: Spain
File Number: SAT-PDR-20030430-00090
Added to Permitted List: Hispasat, S.A., DA 03-3217, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 21142 (released October 15, 2003).
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HORIZONS I (ITU Designation: N-SAT-127W)

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Orbit Location: 127° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are only authorized to communicate with Horizons I in the 11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz, consistent with the technical parameters contained in the earth station authorization.

2. Horizons' operation of Horizons I shall be in compliance with applicable current and future operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements reached with other satellite systems.

3. In the future, should the Commission authorize access to the U.S. market by a U.S.-licensed or non-U.S.-licensed satellite that is providing services to the U.S. that are two-degree-compliant, and is located two degrees or more from Horizons I, Horizons would be expected to coordinate in good faith with the licensee of that satellite.

4. Provision of DTH service is limited to one-way DTH.

Licensing Administration: Japan
File Number: SAT-PDR-20030210-00015
SAT-PPL-20040112-0004
Added to Permitted List:

Horizons Satellite LLC, DA 03-3760, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 24745 (Int'l Bur., released Nov. 24, 2003).

Permitted Services Expanded to Include Direct to Home (DTH) service in: Horizons Satellite LLC, Application for Modification of Permitted List Authorization to Permit the Provision of Direct-to-Home (DTH)Service, 04-1315, Order (Int'l Bur., released May 27, 2004).

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Orbit Location: 148° E.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 5929-6001 MHz (Uplink)
3704-3776 MHz (Downlink)
6009-6081 MHz (Uplink)
3784-3856 MHz (Downlink)
6089-6161 MHz (Uplink)
3864-3936 MHz (Downlink)
6169-6241 MHz (Uplink)
3944-4016 MHz (Downlink)
6249-6321 MHz (Uplink)
4024-4096 MHz (Downlink)
6329-6401 MHz (Uplink)
4104-4176 MHz (Downlink)
Conditions:

1. Binariang Satellite Systems SDN BHD is not authorized to use MEASAT-2 to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. U.S.-licensed earth stations are not authorized to use MEASAT-2 to provide any analog television signals to, from or within the United States unless they file a separate modification application that includes a two-degree spacing analysis or an affidavit demonstrating that MEASAT-2 has been coordinated for the specific frequencies used for these operations as specified in Section 25.211(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 25.211(b), and an analysis showing that the PFD levels prescribed by Section 25.208(a), 47 C.F.R. 25.208(a), are not exceeded.

3. Binariang Satellite Systems SDN BHD's operation of MEASAT-2 must comply with its applicable current and future operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements with other satellite systems.

4. In the future, should the Commission authorize access to the U.S. market by a U.S.-licensed or non-U.S.-licensed satellite that is providing services that are two-degree-compliant, and is located two degrees or more from MEASAT-2, Binariang Satellite Systems SDN BHD would be expected to coordinate in good faith with the licensee of that satellite. If a coordination agreement is not reached, the operation of U.S. routine earth stations communicating with MEASAT-2 must be on a non-harmful interference basis relative to routinely licensed U.S. services provided by the compliant satellite.

Licensing Administration: Malaysia
File Number: SAT-PDR-20030501-00091
Added to Permitted List: Binariang Satellite Systems SDN BHD , DA 03-2688, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 16,623 (Int'l Bur., Sat. Div. released Aug. 19, 2003 ).
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NSS-7

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Orbit Location: 20° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700- 4200 MHz (Downlink)
11.95-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with the NSS-7 space station located at 20.0° W.L. to provide fixed satellite service (FSS),including direct-to-home, to, from, or within the United States, subject to the conditions set forth in each earth station license and in the grant stamp for this Permitted List authorization.

2. ALSAT-designated earth stations are granted waivers of Sections 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), 25.210(i)(1), 25.211(a), 25.114(d)(3), 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), 25.210(i)(1), 25.211(a), 25.114(d)(3), 25.114(d)(14)(ii) and 25.283(c), subject to the conditions set forth in each earth station license and in the grant stamp for this Permitted List authorization.

3. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the NSS-7 space station shall comply with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between the Netherlands and other administrations.

4. This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the NSS-7 space station is relocated from the 20° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate.  In either case, New Skies 7 will be removed from the Permitted List.  If New Skies wishes to provide service to the U.S. using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted List.

Licensing Administration: Netherlands
File Number:

SAT-MPL-20120215-00017, as supplemented

Added to Permitted List:

New Skies Satellites, B.V., (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, May 25, 2012).

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NSS-703

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Orbit Location:

47.05 W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz
5925-6425 MHz
11.7-11.95 GHz
14.0-14.5 GHz

Conditions:

 

1.         NSS-703 is not authorized to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2.         Communications between ALSAT-designated earth stations and the NSS-703 space station shall be in compliance with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between Gibraltar and other Administrations.

3.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of 47 C.F.R § 25.202(g) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.202(g) requires that “telemetry, tracking, and telecommand functions for U.S. domestic satellites shall be conducted at either or both edges of the allocated bands.  Frequencies, polarization, and coding shall be selected to minimize interference into other satellite networks and within their own satellite system.”  SES Gibraltar proposes to place its telemetry, tracking, and telecommand (TT&C) functions near the center of the conventional C-band at the 47.05º W.L. orbital location, which is within the orbital arc that provides coverage to the United States.  The NSS-703 space station was placed into operation in 1994 in order to provide service outside of the U.S., and the TT&C frequencies upon which it relies cannot be altered.  We grant a limited waiver of Section 25.202(g) subject to the following conditions:

  1. SES Gibraltar must coordinate its TT&C operations with space stations operating within six degrees of the NSS-703 space station;
  2. Notwithstanding international coordination status, SES Gibraltar’s TT&C operations of NSS-703 in the conventional C-band must be on a non-interference basis, i.e., SES Gibraltar’s TT&C operations may not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, any authorized space stations operating in the conventional C-band frequencies and SES Gibraltar shall cease TT&C operations immediately upon notification of such interference;
  3. In the event SES Gibraltar is notified of interference, it may request special temporary authority to operate TT&C under an alternate plan;
  4. Within 90 days of the grant of this authorization, SES Gibraltar must file a comprehensive plan detailing how it will protect other authorized operators in the conventional C-band.  This plan should specify NSS-703’s power levels, and include a list of all parties with which SES Gibraltar has coordination agreements.
  5. SES Gibraltar must accommodate future space station and earth station networks that are compliant with Section 25.202(g).

 

4.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(1) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.210(a)(1) requires that C-band operations use orthogonal linear polarization.  The NSS-703 satellite uses circular polarization.  This waiver is based upon the findings that: 1) the space station is in-orbit and the polarization cannot be changed; and 2) there is a minimal potential for harmful interference from operations at this location with circular polarization.  As a condition of this waiver, SES Gibraltar must accommodate future space station networks that are compliant with Section 25.210(a)(1).  Further, SES Gibraltar must operate NSS-703 pursuant to any coordination agreements for this location.

5.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.210(a)(3) requires FSS space stations to be capable of switching polarization sense on ground command.  The Commission requires polarity switching capability for two reasons: 1) to provide U.S. licensed space stations with the flexibility to operate at different orbital locations; and 2) to mitigate potential interference between adjacent fixed space station systems transmitting analog television signals.  See Telesat Canada, Petition for Declaratory Ruling for Inclusion of ANIK F3 on the Permitted Space Station List, Order, 22 FCC Rcd 588 (Int’ Bur., Sat. Div. 2007).  This waiver is based upon a finding that the ability to switch polarization is not currently necessary to protect other space stations at adjacent orbital locations from harmful interference.  As a condition of this waiver, NSS-703’s operations must accommodate future space station networks that are compliant with Section 25.210(a)(3).  Further, SES Gibraltar must operate NSS-703 pursuant to any coordination agreements for this location.

6.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.210(i) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(i) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.210(i) requires FSS space station antennas to provide cross-polarization isolation such that the ratio of the on-axis co-polar gain to the crosspolar gain of the antenna in the assigned frequency band is at least 30 dB within its primary coverage area.  The performance of the NSS-703 space station is 35 dB for the C-band global beam and 27 dB for all other C-band beams.  For its Ku-band spot beams, the worst-case cross polarization isolation is in the 17-20 dB range.  We agree that a waiver will not produce a significant increase in interference, except to SES Gibraltar itself.  As a condition of this waiver, we will not permit SES Gibraltar to transmit analog video signals in the C-band frequencies into the United States unless it has coordinated such operations with adjacent satellites.  Further, SES Gibraltar shall not claim more protection from interference from other licensed radiocommunication systems operating in accordance with Section 25.210(i) of the Commission’s rules than it could claim if it met the cross-polarization requirements set forth in the rule.

7.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of 25.210(j) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(j) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.210(j) requires geostationary space stations to be maintained within ±0.05° of their assigned orbital locations in the East/West direction unless specifically authorized by the Commission to operate with a different longitudinal tolerance.  SES Gibraltar requests a waiver to permit NSS-703 to operate with an East/West station-keeping volume of ±0.10° as specified in a letter to the Commission from the Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands.  SES Gibraltar states that this extended station-keeping volume does not overlap with the station keeping volume of any known operational satellites, nor is SES Gibraltar aware of any proposed satellite to be launched or placed into orbit at the nominal 47° W.L. orbital location in the near term.  We grant SES Gibraltar’s request to operate NSS-703 with ±0.10° East/West longitudinal tolerance, as long as no other space station is located within the station-keeping volume of NSS-703.  Should such a spacecraft be launched or relocated into the station-keeping volume of NSS-703, but would not overlap a ±0.05° East/West station keeping volume, SES Gibraltar will be required to maintain ±0.05° East/West station-keeping, or coordinate its operations with that of the other space station.

8.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.211(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.211(a) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.211(a) provides that downlink analog video transmissions in the C-band shall be transmitted only on a center frequency of 3700+20N MHz, where N=1 to 24, with corresponding uplink frequencies 2225 MHz higher.  This waiver grant is based upon SES Gibraltar’s statement that it does not intend to transmit analog video signals in the C-band frequencies, unless such operations are coordinated with adjacent satellites.  Further, as a condition of this waiver, SES Gibraltar must accommodate future space station networks serving the United States that are compliant with Section 25.211(a).  In addition, SES Gibraltar must operate NSS-703 pursuant to any coordination agreements for this location.

9.         SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.114(c)(4)(iii) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.114(c)(4)(iii), is GRANTED.  Section 25.114(c)(4)(iii) requires applicants to identify which antenna beams are connected or switchable to each transponder and tracking, telemetry, and control (TT&C) function. SES Gibraltar has submitted the combined receiver and transmitter filter response characteristics (Section 5.5 and Exhibit D in the Technical Appendix).  It also states that the disaggregated filter response characteristics are not available and maintains that the aggregate characteristics it submitted provide sufficient information for an assessment of the interference potential of the satellite.  We find that information provided in Section 5.5 and Exhibit D of the Technical Appendix fulfills the requirements of Section 25.114(c)(4)(iii).

10.       SES Gibraltar’s request for a waiver of Section 25.114(c)(10) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.114(c)(10) is GRANTED, as conditioned.  Section 25.114(c)(10) requires applicants to submit information regarding the physical characteristics of the space station, including estimated operational lifetime and reliability of the space station.  SES Gibraltar states that it does not have the original reliability estimates because the satellite was transferred to New Skies prior to Intelsat’s privatization in 2000.  We grant the waiver based on SES Gibraltar’s statements that the NSS-703 space station, launched in 1994, has exceeded all reliability projections as it has survived past its design end-of-life.  SES Gibraltar further states that the satellite is in good working condition and expected to survive until its estimated end of life in August 2014.

11.       This grant of market access is based on SES Gibraltar’s representation that it will dispose of the NSS-703 spacecraft at end of life to a minimum altitude of 150 kilometers (perigee) above the geostationary arc, that it has reserved 19.3 kilograms of fuel for this purpose, and that fuel gauging uncertainty has been and will be taken into account in these calculations, using the methods set forth in SES Gibraltar’s application.

12.       This grant of market access is limited to SES Gibraltar’s use of the NSS-703 space station (Call Sign 2818) at the 47.05° W.L. orbital location and does not convey to SES Gibraltar first-in-line status under the Commission’s first-come, first-served processing framework.  If SES Gibraltar seeks to operate another space station at this location using the frequencies authorized in this grant, such an application, together with any applications filed by other companies seeking similar authority, would be subject to the first-come, first-served processing framework for geostationary-satellite orbit space stations.

13.       This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the NSS-703 space station is relocated from the 47.05° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate.  In either case, NSS-703 will be removed from the Permitted List.  If SES Gibraltar wishes to provide service to the U.S. using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted List.

14.       SES Gibraltar is afforded 30 days from the date of release of this action to decline the authorization as conditioned.  Failure to respond within this period will constitute formal acceptance of the authorization as conditioned.

Licensing Administration:

Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

File Number:

IBFS File Nos. SAT-PPL-20101103-00230 and SAT-APL-20110120-00015

Added to Permitted List:

Grant stamped with conditions on Oct. 13, 2011

Order:

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NSS-806 (Previously designated New Skies-806)

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Orbit Location: 312.5° E.L. (47.5° W.L.)
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11.7-11.95 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.25 GHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. NSS-806 may not provide Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States using these frequency bands.
2. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the NSS-806 space station must comply with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between the Netherlands and other Administrations.
3. Refer to the following application for additional conditions of grant: SAT-MPL-20130906-00114

Licensing Administration: Netherlands
File Number: SAT-MPL-20130906-00114
Added to Permitted List: New Skies Satellites B.V., Petition for Modification of the Permitted Space Station List for NSS-806 at 47.5º W.L. File No. SAT-MPL-20130906-00114, grant stamp dated Dec. 6, 2013.
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NSS- 9

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Orbit Location:

177° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6424 MHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with NSS-9 located at 177° W.L. to provide fixed satellite service in the United States other than direct-to-home service.  Provision of direct-to-home services, direct broadcast services, or digital audio radio services are prohibited.
2. New Skies is granted a waiver of Sections 25.202(g), 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), and 25.211(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.202(g), 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), 25.211(a).  These waivers are granted on the condition that New Skies must accommodate future space station networks serving the United States that are compliant with these rule sections and must operate NSS-9 pursuant to any existing or future coordination agreements for this location.
3. With respect to the waivers granted above, in the absence of a continuing operator-to-operator coordination agreement, operations of NSS-9 at the 177° W.L. orbital location in the 5925-6425 MHz and 3700-4200 MHz bands will be on a non-harmful interference basis until a future operator-to-operator agreement is concluded.

Licensing Administration:

Netherlands

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20080811-00152; SAT-APL-20081212-00230; SAT-MPL-20090331-00040

Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PPL-20080811-00152; SAT-APL-20081212-00230 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, February 10, 2009).  SAT-MPL-20090331-00040 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Modified by Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, July 1, 2009)

Order:

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SES-4 NSS-16/NSS-G2-11

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Orbit Location:

22.0° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11.70-12.20 GHz (Downlink)
              14.00-14.50 GHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

  1. New Skies Satellites, B.V. is granted a waiver of Sections 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), 25.210(i), and 25.211(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.210(a)(1), 25.210(a)(3), 25.210(i), and 25.211(a), for SES-4’s operations in the conventional C- and Ku-bands, subject to the conditions set forth in the Order granting this Permitted List authorization.

    3. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the SES-4 space station shall be in compliance with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between the Netherlands and other administrations.

    4. New Skies must operate SES-4 pursuant to any existing or future coordination agreements for this location.

    5. This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the SES-4 space station is relocated from the 22.0° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate.  In either case, New Skies will be removed from the Permitted List.  If New Skies wishes to provide service to the U.S. using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted List.

 

Licensing Administration:

Netherlands

File Number:

IBFS File No. SAT-PPL-20110620-00112, as supplemented

Added to Permitted List:

New Skies Satellites, B.V., (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, April 15, 2012)

Order:

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SES-6

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Orbit Location:

40.5° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz
5925-6425 MHz
11.7-12.2 GHz 
14.0-14.5 GHz

Conditions:

1. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SES-6 satellite shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between The Netherlands and other administrations.

2. SES-6 is not authorized to provide any Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) or Digital Audio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

3. Refer to the following application for additional conditions of grant.

 

Licensing Administration:

Netherlands

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20120717-00117

Added to Permitted List:

Policy Branch Information, Actions Taken, Public Notice, Report Number SAT-00962 (rel. Jul.12, 2013);

Order:

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SES-10

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Orbit Location: 67° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

10.95-11.2 GHz band (space-to-Earth)
11.45-11.7 GHz band (space-to-Earth)
11.7-12.2 GHz band (space-to-Earth)

13.75-14.0 GHz band (Earth-to-space)
14.0-14.5 GHz band (Earth-to-space)
17.3-17.55 GHz band (Earth-to-space)

11703.5 MHz, 12196.5 MHz (space-to-Earth)
11702.5 MHz and 12197.5 MHz (space-to-Earth)
14005.0 MHz, 14499.0 MHz, and 13751.5 MHz Ku-band (Earth-to-space)

Conditions:
  1. Communications between U.S.-licensed earth stations and the SES-10 space station must comply with all existing and future space station coordination agreements reached between Colombia and other administrations.
  2. New Skies must maintain its SES-10 space station with an east/west longitudinal station-keeping tolerance of ± 0.05 degrees of the 67.0º W.L. orbital location.
  3. New Skies’ request for waiver of footnote NG52 of the United States Table of Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, NG52, to use the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band to offer domestic services on an unprotected, non-interference basis in the United States is GRANTED, as conditioned.  New Skies’ request involves space-to-Earth transmissions that meet the power-flux-density (pfd) on the ground required to protect fixed-service stations in the 10.95-11.20 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 11.45-11.70 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands.  New Skies’ has agreed to accept any level of interference from fixed stations, and operators of fixed stations will not be required to coordinate their operations with New Skies’ receive earth stations.  Under these circumstances, we determine that no additional coordination burden is placed upon fixed station operators and their ability to expand service in the future would not be restricted in any manner.  Grant here is consistent with prior Commission precedent, and is subject to the following conditions:
    1. New Skies’ space-to-Earth transmissions in the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band that provide domestic service are on an unprotected, non-harmful interference basis relative to fixed stations.  As such, New Skies must not cause harmful interference to, or claim protection from, fixed stations to which frequencies in the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band have either been already assigned, or to which frequencies in the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band may be assigned at a later date. 
    2. New Skies is required to inform its customers, in writing, including end-users receiving service from resellers accessing capacity on the SES-10 space station, that the service in the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band with regard to domestic service is being provided on an unprotected basis, and that the potential exists that future licensed fixed stations may cause harmful interference to these earth stations
    3. New Skies must terminate operations in the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band upon notification that its operations are causing interference to fixed stations operating in this band, and must immediately inform the Commission, in writing, of such an event. 
  4. New Skies’ use of the 10.7-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) frequency band is subject to footnote US211 to the United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47. C.F.R. § 2.106, US211, which urges applicants for airborne or space station assignments to take all practicable steps to protect radio astronomy observations in the adjacent bands from harmful interference, consistent with footnote US74.
  5. New Skies’ request for waiver of the United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, including a waiver of footnote US271 to Section 2.106, to provide FSS to the United States and its territories using the 17.3-17.55 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band on a non-interference, non-protected basis, is GRANTED.  Such operations shall be on a non-interference and non-protected basis within the United States and its territories located within ITU Region 2.  Waiver is justified because FSS operations in these bands are consistent with No. 5.492 of the ITU Radio Regulations and the nearest operational BSS feederlinks are 5.5° away at the nominal 61.5° W.L.
  6. New Skies’ request for a waiver of Section 25.210(i)(1), of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(i)(1), for the SES-10 space station is GRANTED.  Section 25.210(i)(1) requires space station antennas in the FSS to be designed to meet a cross-polarization isolation of at least 30 dB within the primary coverage area of the antenna.  Section 25.210(i)(1) was eliminated as part of a recent Commission-level order streamlining Part 25 rules governing satellite communications, but the rule change is not yet effective.  The same public interest rationales for elimination of the rule justify a waiver of the rule in this instance.
  7. Pursuant to footnote US337 of the United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, US337, any earth station in the United States and its possessions communicating with the SES-10 space station in the 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band is required to coordinate through National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) Frequency Assignment Subcommittee (FAS) to minimize interference to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, including manned space flight.
  8. Operations of any earth station in the United States and its possessions communicating with the SES-10 space station in the 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band must comply with footnote US356 to United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, US356, which specifies a mandatory minimum antenna diameter of 4.5 meters and a non-mandatory minimum and maximum equivalent isotropically radiated powers (EIRP).  Operations of any earth station located outside the United States and its possessions communicating with the SES-10 space station in the 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band must be consistent with No. 5.502 to the ITU Radio Regulations, which allows a minimum antenna diameter of 1.2 meters for earth stations of a geostationary satellite orbit network and specifies mandatory power limits.
  9. In the 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band, receiving space stations in the fixed satellite service must not claim protection from radiolocation transmitting stations operating in accordance with the United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106.
  10. Operations of any earth station in the United States and its possessions communicating with the SES-10 space station in the 13.77-13.78 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band must comply with footnote US357 to United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, US357, which specifies that the maximum EIRP density of emissions not exceed 71 dBW in any 6 MHz band within the 13.77-13.78 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band for communications with a space station in geostationary-satellite orbit.  Operations of any earth station located outside the United States and its possessions communicating with the SES-10 space station in the 13.77-13.78 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency band must comply with No. 5.503 of the ITU Radio Regulations, which specifies a required maximum EIRP density of emissions (limit is dependent on antenna diameter) for communications with a space station in geostationary-satellite orbit.
  11. Operations of SES-10 in the 14.47-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands are subject to the terms of footnotes 5.149 and US342 to the United States Table of Frequency Allocations, 47 C.F.R. § 2.106, 5.149, US342, which urge applicants to take all practicable steps to protect the radio astronomy service from harmful interference.
  12. Earth station operators in the United States seeking access to SES-10 for direct-to-home services may do so only after obtaining an earth station license that includes authority to provide direct-to-home services via the SES-10 space station, or after modifying an existing earth station license to include authority to provide direct-to-home services via the SES-10 space station. 
  13. The operations of SES-10 and associated earth stations must comport with the applicable uplink limits in 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.138, 25.211, 25.218, 25.221, 25.222, 25.226, and/or 25.227 of the Commission’s rules, and the applicable downlink limits in 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.138 and/or 25.212 of the Commission’s rules, unless SES coordinates any non-conforming operations with the operations of U.S.-licensed geostationary orbit space stations within 6 degrees of the 67° W.L. orbital location. SES must also comport with the maximum power limits indicated in Section 6 of this application. Non-conforming operation must also be coordinated with respect to those operations of non-U.S.-licensed space stations within 6 degrees of 67° W.L. involving approved communications with U.S.-licensed earth stations.
  14. SES-10 is a replacement for the AMC-3 and AMC-4 space stations (Call Signs S2162 and S2135, respectively) at the 67.0º W.L. location in the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth) (AMC-4), and 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) (AMC-4) frequency bands.  SES-10 must begin providing service to the United States at the 67.0º W.L. orbital location in the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands before the AMC-3 and AMC-4 discontinue service at 67.0º W.L.  Failure to meet this condition shall render this grant of market access in the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth), 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 11.45-11.7 GHz (space-to-Earth), and 13.75-14.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands NULL and VOID, with no further action on the Commission’s part.
  15. This grant of market access for the SES-10 space station in the 10.95-11.2 GHz (Earth-to-space) and 17.3-17.55 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands will be null and void with no further action on the Commission’s part if the space station is not constructed, deployed, and placed into operation in accordance with the milestone schedule in Section 25.164 and the bond requirement in Section 25.165 of the Commission’s rules following the date of grant as follows:
    1. New Skies must file a bond with the Commission in the amount of $3 million, pursuant to the procedures set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 25.165, within 30 days of this grant of U.S. market access (July 25, 2016);
    2. Enter into a binding non-contingent contract to construct SES-10 within one year (June 23, 2017);
    3. Complete critical design review within two years (June 25, 2018);
    4. Commence construction within three years (June 24, 2019);
    5. Launch and begin operations within five years (June 23, 2021).
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  17. This grant of market access will terminate in the event that the SES-10 space station is relocated from the 67.0° W.L. orbital location or ceases to operate.  In either case, SES-10 will be removed from the Permitted List.  If New Skies wishes to provide service to the U.S. using another space station, it must file a new application to have that space station placed on the Permitted List.
Licensing Administration: Columbia
File Number: SAT-PPL-20160117-00005
Added to Permitted List:  
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Star One C1 (ITU Designation: SBTS B2 and B-SAT 1R; B-SAT R)

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Orbit Location:

65.0° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11.7-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

1. Star One SA is not authorized to use Star One C1 to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the Star One C1 satellite SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other administrations.

3. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3) of the Commission's rules for the purpose of using Star One C1 to communicate with ALSAT-designated earth stations in the United States in the conventional C-band. As a condition of this waiver, Star One SA is prohibited from transmitting or receiving analog TV signals to, from or within the United States until such time as it has completed coordination. Further, Star One must accommodate future satellite networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant.

4. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Section 25.210(i) of the Commission's rules. As a condition of this waiver, Star One SA must accommodate future satellite networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant as set forth in Condition (f) of the conditions attached to this Grant Stamp.

5. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Sections 25.211(a) and (b) of the Commission's rules. As a condition on this waiver, U.S.-licensed earth stations are prohibited from transmitting or receiving FM/TV transmissions from television signals from the satellite. In addition to the points discussed above, this condition will only be lifted upon the filing of a modification request that demonstrates compliance with the Commission’s rules, including Sections 25.211(a) and (b).

6. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Section 25.210(f) of the Commission's rules. As a condition of this waiver, Star One SA must accommodate future satellite networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant.

7. Star One SA must launch and successfully place into operation the Star One C1 satellite in accordance with the requirements set forth in Condition (g) of the conditions attached to this Grant Stamp.

Licensing Administration:

Brazil

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20050706-00143,SAT

Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PDR-20050504-00094 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, July 21, 2005).

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Star One C2 (ITU Designation: SBTS C1 and B-SAT 1C)

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Orbit Location:

70.0° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

11.7-12.2 GHz (Downlink)
14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

1. Star One SA is not authorized to use Star One C2 to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the Star One C2 satellite SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other administrations.

3. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Section 25.210(f) of the Commission's rules. As a condition of this waiver, Star One SA must accommodate future satellite networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant.

4. Star One SA is granted a conditional waiver of Section 25.211(b) of the Commission's rules. As a condition on this waiver, U.S.-licensed earth stations are prohibited from transmitting or receiving FM/TV transmissions from television signals from the satellite. This condition will only be lifted upon the filing of a modification request that demonstrates compliance with the Commission’s rules, including Section 25.211(b).

5. Star One SA must construct, launch, and successfully place into operation the Star One C2 satellite in accordance with the requirements set forth in Condition (f) of the conditions attached to its initial authorization, SAT-PDR-20050708-00144 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, September 9, 2005).

Licensing Administration:

Brazil

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20050708-00144 as modified by SAT-MOD-20051014-00200 as amended by SAT-AMD-20051118-00223

Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PPL-20050708-00144 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, September 9, 2005); SAT-MOD-20051014-00200 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, April 20, 2006).

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SUPERBIRD--B2 (SUPERBIRD--4)

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Orbit Location:

162.0 ° E.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

14.0-14.5 GHz (Uplink)

Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with the SUPERBIRD-B2 satellite in the 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequencies consistent with the technical parameters contained in the earth station authorization.  Communications in any other band are not permitted.

2. ALSAT-designated earth stations may not receive transmissions from the SUPERBIRD-B2 satellite unless expressly authorized in the earth station(s) respective license.

3. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SUPERBIRD-B2 satellite SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Japan and the United States.

4. Space Communications Corporation is not authorized to use SUPERBIRD-B2 to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

Licensing Administration:

Japan

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20051101-00208

Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PPL-20051101-00208 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, February 15, 2006).

Order:

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INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 (ITU Designation: PACSTAR-L4)

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Orbit Location: 121° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700- 4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are only authorized to communicate with INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 in the 3700-4200 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz frequency bands, consistent with the technical parameters contained in the earth station authorization.

2. Intelsat North America LLC's operation of INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 shall be in compliance with applicable current and future operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements reached with other satellite systems.

3. In the absence of a coordination agreement with a satellite network with higher ITU priority, INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 must cease service to the U.S. market immediately upon launch and operation of the higher ITU priority satellite, or be subject to further conditions designed to address potential harmful interference to a satellite with ITU date precedence.

4. In the absence of a coordination agreement with a satellite network with higher ITU priority, earth station licensees communicating with INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 must terminate immediately any operations that cause harmful interference.

5. ALSAT-designated earth stations are not authorized to use INTELSAT AMERICAS 13 to provide any Direct-to-Home (“DTH”) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (“DBS”) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (“DARS”) to, from, or within the United States.

Licensing Administration: Papua New Guines
File Number: SAT-PDR-20020315-00025
SAT-PPL-20040318-00038
SAT-PPL-20050427-00092
SAT-00227
Added to Permitted List: Loral SpaceCom Corp., Petition for Declaratory Ruling to Add Telstar 13 to the Permitted Space Station List, DA 03-2624, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 16374 (Sat. Div. released Aug. 08, 2003 ).
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De-orbited Listings


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ANIK E1 De-orbited(ITU Designation: ANIK-EB)

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Orbit Location: 118.7° W.L. (Currently in Standby Mode)
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations communicating with ANIK E1 must meet the requirements of Section 25.212 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.212.

2. Service is limited to fixed-satellite service, other than direct-to-home service. Provision of direct-to-home services, direct broadcast services, or digital audio radio services are prohibited.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20020823-00161
Added to Permitted List:

Telesat Canada, Order, DA 99-2752 (Int'l Bur., released Dec. 9, 1999).

Originally, ALSAT-designated earth stations were authorized to communicate with ANIK E2 at the 107.3° W.L. orbit location, and only on a non-harmful interference basis. Telesat Canada subsequently relocated this satellite to the 111.1° W.L. location. On August 31, 2001, ALSAT-designated earth stations were authorized to communicate with ANIK E1 at the 111.1° W.L. orbit location, and the non-harmful interference requirement was removed. Telesat Canada, Request to Eliminate Conditions On ANIK E1 and E2's Inclusion on The Permitted Space Station List, DA 01-2051, Order, 16 FCC Rcd. 15979 (Int'l Bur., Sat. and Rad. Div., released Aug. 31, 2001).

This satellite relocated to 118.7° W.L. in July 2003, and remains operational. See SAT-PPL-20030808-00142 (Int'l Bur. Sat. and Rad. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, Released Sept. 16, 2003).

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ANIK E2 De-Orbited (ITU Designation: ANIK-EA)

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Orbit Location: 118.7° W.L. (Originally Placed on Permitted List at 111.1° WL)
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations communicating with ANIK E1 must meet the requirements of Section 25.212 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.212.

2. Service is limited to fixed-satellite service, other than direct-to-home service. Provision of direct-to-home services, direct broadcast services, or digital audio radio services are prohibited. io services are prohibited.

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20000428-00096
Added to Permitted List:

Telesat Canada, Order, DA 99-2752 (Int'l Bur., released Dec. 9, 1999).

Originally, ALSAT-designated earth stations were authorized to communicate with ANIK E2 at the 107.3° W.L. orbit location, and only on a non-harmful interference basis. Telesat Canada subsequently relocated this satellite to the 111.1° W.L. location. On August 31, 2001, ALSAT-designated earth stations were authorized to communicate with ANIK E1 at the 111.1° W.L. orbit location, and the non-harmful interference requirement was removed. Telesat Canada, Request to Eliminate Conditions On ANIK E1 and E2's Inclusion on The Permitted Space Station List, DA 01-2051, Order, 16 FCC Rcd. 15979 (Int'l Bur., Sat. and Rad. Div., released Aug. 31, 2001).

This satellite relocated to 118.7° W.L. in July 2003, and remains operational. See SAT-PPL-20030808-00142 (Int’l Bur. Sat. and Rad. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, Released Sept. 16, 2003).

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Brasilsat A2 (ITU Designation: BSAT-E)

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Orbit Location: 63° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. Brasilsat A2 is not authorized to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. Embratel's operation of Brasilsat A2 must comply with its applicable current and future operational requirements as a result of coordination agreements with other satellite systems.

3. ALSAT-designated routine earth stations are prohibited from sending or receiving any analog FM video television signal to or from Brasilsat A2.

Licensing Administration: Brazil
File Number: SAT-PDR-20000111-00047
Added to Permitted List:

Empresa Brasileira de Telecomicaçöes S.A., DA 00-2878, Order, 16 FCC Rcd. 655 (Satellite and Radiocommunication Div. Int'l Bur., released Jan. 16, 2001).

On March 1, 2001, Empresa Brasileira de Telecomicaçöes S.A. filed a letter with the Commission indicating that 19.9 percent of its company had been purchansed by Societe Europeenne des Satellites S.A., and the company was renamed "STAR ONE S.A." See Satellite Policy Branch Information, Public Notice¸ Report No. SAT-00076 (released July 20, 2001).

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EUTELSAT II-F2 De-orbited (ITU Designation: EUTELSAT-3 12.5W)

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Orbit Location: 12.5° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. This authorization does not authorize EUTELSAT to provide any Direct-to-Home (DTH) service, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, or Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to, from, or within the United States.

2. This authorization does not authorize any ALSAT-designated earth station operator to communicate with the EUTELSAT II-F2 satellite in the 10.95-11.20 and 11.45-11.70 GHz frequency bands.

3. Access to the EUTELSAT II-F2 satellite network shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between the United States and France.

Licensing Administration: France
File Number: SAT-PDR-20000214-00059
Added to Permitted List: European Telecommunication Satellite Organization, DA 00-1741, Order, 15 FCC Rcd. 23486 (Satellite and Radiocommunication Div. Int'l Bur., released Aug. 11, 2000).
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Satcom C-4 De-orbited(ITU Designation: USASAT-21A)

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Orbit Location:

104.95° W.L.

Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification:

3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
 

Conditions:

1. Satcom C-4 is not authorized to provide any Direct-to-Home Service, Direct Broadcast Service, or Digital Audio Radio Service to, from, or within the United States.

2.Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the Satcom C-4 satellite shall be in compliance with coordination agreements reached between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom and other administrations.

3. This action is issued pursuant to Section 0.261 of the Commission’s rules on delegated authority, 47 C.F.R. § 0.261.  Petitions for reconsideration under Section 1.106 or applications for review under Section 1.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30 days of the date of the public notice indicating that this action was taken.

Licensing Administration:

Gibraltar

File Number:

SAT-PPL-20060330-00035,SAT

Added to Permitted List:

See SAT-PPL-20060330-00035 (Int'l Bur. Sat. Div., Auth. By Grant Stamp w/ Conditions, June 21, 2006).

Order:

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