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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-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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AMOS-2 (ITU Designation: AMOS-2B)

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Orbit Location: 4° 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 authorized to transmit to AMOS-2 in the 14.0-14.5 GHz frequency band without further Commission action, 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 AMOS-2 satellite unless expressly authorized by the earth station license.

3. ALSAT-designated earth stations are not authorized to use AMOS-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.

Licensing Administration: Israel
File Number: SAT-PDR-20020823-00161
Added to Permitted List: Spacecom Satellite Communication Services S.C.C. Ltd., DA 03-2274, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 14433 (Int'l Bur., released Jul. 11, 2003).
Order: AMOS-2, pdf image link electornic format

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ANIK E2R

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Orbit Location: 111.1° W.L. (Originally Galaxy IIIR Operating at 74° W.L. Under U.S. Authority)
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 E2R 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 Anik E2R and ALSAT-designated earth stations shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Canada and other administrations

Licensing Administration: Canada
File Number: SAT-PDR-20030416-00068
Added to Permitted List: Telesat Canada, authorized by grant stamp, Int'l Bur., Sat. Div. (June 3, 2003).
Order: ANIK E2R,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.
3.  Unless extended by the Commission for good cause shown, ANIK F3 shall be removed from the Permitted Space Station List in the event the space station is not constructed, launched, and successfully placed into operation in accordance with the technical parameters in its Petition for Declaratory Ruling and the terms and conditions of the Order adding Anik F3 to the Permitted list, by the dates set forth in EchoStar Satellite, LLC, Order and Authorization, 20 FCC Rcd 20083 (2005).

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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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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HISPASAT-1D (ITU Designation: HISPASAT-1D/2C3/2D)

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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)
14000-14500 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. ALSAT-designated earth stations' authority to communicate with HISPASAT 1D in the 14.25-14.5 GHz band will cease on July 31, 2004.

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 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).
Order: HISPASAT-1D, pdf image link electornic format

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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).

Order: Horizons I, pdf image link electornic format Horizons I modifications, pdf image link electornic format

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Mabuhay (ITU Designation: PALAPA PAC-C 146E)

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Orbit Location: 146° E.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 3700-4200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

Earth stations with "ALSAT" designations are granted authority to provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS), excluding FSS Direct-to-Home services, in the 3700-4200/5925- 6425 MHz frequency bands, to, from, or within the United States, by accessing the Mabuhay satellite, located at the 146° E.L. orbit location, subject to the conditions set forth in its earth station license and in this Order above.

The Mabuhay satellite IS PLACED on the Permitted Space Station List, subject to the following conditions:

1. Mabuhay 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. ALSAT-designated earth stations ARE PROHIBITED from sending or receiving any analog FM video television signal to or from the Mabuhay satellite.

Licensing Administration: Operated by Philippines under authority from Indonesia who holds ITU priority at 146° E.L.
File Number: SES-LIC-19980520-00614
SES-LIC-19980921-01353
Added to Permitted List: Loral CyberStar, Inc., DA 00-2649, Order and Authorization, 15 FCC Rcd. 23671 (Int'l Bur., released December 5, 2000 ).
Order: Mabuhay, pdf image link electornic format

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MEASAT-2 (ITU Designation: MEASAT-2)

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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:

Each earth station with an "ALSAT" designation is granted authority to provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS), to, from, or within the United States, by accessing the MEASAT-2 satellite, at the 148° E.L. orbit location in the following frequency bands: 5.929-6.001 GHz uplink and 3.704-3.776 GHz downlink; 6.009-6.081 GHz uplink and 3.784-3.856 GHz downlink; 6.089-6.161 GHz uplink and 3.864-3.936 GHz downlink; 6.169-6.241 GHz uplink and 3.944-4.016 GHz downlink; 6.249-6.321 GHz uplink and 4.024-4.096 GHz downlink; and 6.329-6.401 GHz uplink and 4.104-4.176 GHz downlink, subject to the conditions set forth in each earth station license and the following 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 (BSS), DA 03-2688, Order, 18 FCC Rcd. 16,623 (Int'l Bur., released Aug. 19, 2003 ).
Order: MEASAT-2,  pdf image link electornic format

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NSS-7

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Orbit Location: 340.0° E.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 340.0° E.L. (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 (Chief, Satellite Division)

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
14.0-14.25 GHz
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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SATMEX 5 (ITU Designation: Morelos 2R)

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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 (Downlink)
11700-12200 MHz (Downlink)
5925-6425 MHz (Uplink)
14000-14500 MHz (Uplink)
Conditions:

1. ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with SatMex 5 to provide service in the United States on a non-interference basis relative to two-degree compliant operations.

2. In the event that the Commission authorizes access to the U.S. market by a satellite that is two-degree-compliant, and is located within two degrees of SatMex 5, ALSAT-designated earth stations are permitted to communicate with SatMex 5 to provide service in the United States, but only on a non-interference basis unless and until Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. reaches a coordination agreement with that two-degree-compliant satellite system.

3. ALSAT-designated earth stations communicating with SatMex 5 must meet the requirements of Section 25.212 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.212.

Licensing Administration: Mexico
File Number: SAT-PDR-19991214-00131
Added to Permitted List: Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., DA 00-1793, Order, 15 FCC Rcd. 19311 (Satellite and Radiocommunication Div. Int'l Bur., released Oct. 3, 2000).
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SATMEX 8

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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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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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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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SUPERBIRD-C

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Orbit Location: 143.95° W.L.
Authorized Frequency Range for U.S. Earth Stations with an ALSAT Classification: 11.902-11.938 GHz
11.9895-12.0165 GHz
12.0495-12.0765 GHz
12.1095-12.1365 GHz
14.0-14.5 GHz
Conditions:

1. SUPERBIRD-C 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; and

2. Communications between ALSAT-designated routine earth stations and the SUPERBIRD-C satellite shall be in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Japan and other administrations; and

3. SUPERBIRD-C is not authorized to provide downlink services into the United States and its Possessions in the 12.2-12.75 GHz frequency band.

4. Refer to the following applications for additional conditions of grant

Licensing Administration: Japan
File Number: SAT-PPL-20040805-00157
Added to Permitted List:

Policy Branch Information, Actions Taken, Public Notice , Report Number SAT-00247 (rel. October 1, 2004 )

Grant: AMOS-2, pdf image link electornic format

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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 ).
Order: TELSTAR 13,  pdf image link electornic format TELSTAR 13,  pdf image link electornic format

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Star One B1 (ITU Designation: Brasilsat B1)

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Orbit Location:

68.0° W.L.

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

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

Conditions:

1. Star One SA is not authorized to use Star One B1 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 B1 satellite SHALL BE in compliance with the satellite coordination agreements reached between Brazil and other administrations.

3. Operation of Star One B1 shall be in accordance with the power flux-density requirements of 47 C.F.R. § 25.208 of the Commission’s rules.

4. Star One S.A. IS GRANTED a waiver of Sections 25.210(a)(3), and 25.210(i) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 25.210(a)(3), and 25.210(i), for the purpose of operating Star One B1 in the conventional C-band. As a condition of the grant of these waivers, Star One must accommodate future space station networks serving the United States that are two-degree compliant. Additionally, with regard to the waiver of Section 25.210(a)(3), 47 C.F.R. § 25.210(a)(3), Star One B1 is prohibited from transmitting or receiving analog television signals to, from, or within the United States. This waiver is limited to Star One B1's operation at the 68° W.L. orbital location.

5. Authority IS GRANTED pursuant to Section 25.210(j) of the Commission’s rules, to permit operations of earth stations with Star One B1, maintained at ±0.10 degree of the 68° W.L. orbital location, subject to the condition that this authorization and the operations it permits shall terminate in the event that a satellite is launched into a location such that its stationkeeping volume would overlap the Star One B1 satellite’s ± 0.10 degree stationkeeping volume, but would not overlap the Star One B1 satellite’s ±0.05° degree stationkeeping volume, unless Star One has successfully coordinated its physical operations with those of the other spacecraft.

6. This conditional grant is limited to Star One S.A.’s use of the B1 space station at 68° W.L. and does not convey to Star One S.A. first-in-line status under the Commission’s first-come, first-served processing framework.  Accordingly, nothing in this grant precludes the Commission from accepting for filing an application from any party to operate a space station at this location using the 3700-4200 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz frequency bands.

Licensing Administration:

Brazil

File Number:

IBFS File No. SAT-PPL-20081205-00225

Added to Permitted List:

Star One S.A., DA 10-1957, Order, (Int'l Bur., Sat. Div., released October 13, 2010).

Order:

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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).

Order: ANIK E1, pdf image link electornic format

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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).

Order: ANIK E2,pdf image link electornic format

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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).

Order: Brasilsat A2,pdf image link electornic format

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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 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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