Public Notice SAT00018

Accepted for Filing Public Notice

Satellite Space Station

1999-05-27

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                      PUBLIC NOTICE
                      FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                      445 12th STREET S.W.
                      WASHINGTON D.C. 20554

                      News media information 202-418-0550
                      Fax-On-Demand 202-418-2830; Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov)
                      TTY (202) 418-2555

 Report No. SAT-00018                                                                                   Thursday May 27, 1999

                                        SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION
                                                  Applications Accepted for Filing


The applications listed below have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves
the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined the application is not in
conformance with the Commission's rules or its policies. Petitions, oppositions and other pleadings filed in response to
this notice should conform to Section 25.154 of the Commission's rules, unless otherwise noted. 47 C.F.R. § 25.154.




SAT-AMD-19990511-00052               S2376          COLUMBIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
Amendment
Columbia Communications Corporation has filed an amendment to a pending application to construct, launch and operate a Ku-band
satellite at 49 degrees W.L. The application was filed on March 31, 1987 and has not appeared on Public Notice, due to a freeze on
the acceptance of applications to provide C- and Ku-band satellite service in the 30 degrees W.L. to 60 degrees W.L. orbital arc. [See
Processing of Pending Applicatinons for Space Stations to Provide International Communications Service, FCC 85-296 (released June
6, 1985).]

By this amendment, Columbia proposes to amend its 1987 application for a Ku-band satellite at 49 degrees W.L. in the following
respects: (1) to locate the satellite at 47 degrees W.L., and (2) to amend the technical characteristics of the Ku-band capacity. In
addition, Columbia requests a waiver of the freeze on Atlantic Ocean Region satellite applications to the extent required to process the
pending application as amended.

Please note: Columbia filed a consolidated application containing this amendment and a modification application for its 47 degree
W.L. authorization. See File No. SAT-MOD-19990511-00051, listed below.



SAT-LOA-19990427-00045               S2370          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
Lockheed Martin Corporation has filed an application to launch and operate a global Regional Positioning System consisting of 12
geostationary satellites at six orbital locations providing radionavigation satellite services. Proposed orbital locations and service
regions are: at 79 degrees W.L., 109 degrees W.L., 129 degrees W.L. - service region includes North and South America, the Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans; at 11 degrees E.L. -- service region includes Europe, Africa, Middle East and Atlantic Ocean; and at 71 degrees E.L.
and 131.8 degrees E.L. -- service region includes Asia, Oceania, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean. Lockheed Martin requests the
following frequency bands: for radionavigation services, 41.0 MHz in each of three bands with 1575.42 MHz, 1227.6 MHz, and
1176.45 MHz as the center frequencies; for control, 4.0 MHz in the 6625-6725 MHz frequency band; for command and tracking, 9.0
MHz in the 6625-6725 MHz frequency band; for telemetry, 3.0 MHz in the 3600-3700 MHz frequency band; and for tracking, 1.8
MHz in the 6625-6725 MHz frequency band and 5.4 MHz in the 3600-3700 MHz frequency band. Services will be offered on a
non-common carrier basis.




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SAT-LOA-19990427-00046               S2371          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
See File No. SAT-LOA-19990427-00045, above, for a complete system description.



SAT-LOA-19990427-00047               S2372          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
See File No. SAT-LOA-19990427-00045, above, for a complete system description.



SAT-LOA-19990427-00048               S2373          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
See File No. SAT-LOA-19990427-00045, above, for a complete system description.



SAT-LOA-19990427-00049               S2374          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
See File No. SAT-LOA-19990427-00045, above, for a complete system description.



SAT-LOA-19990427-00050               S2375          LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
See File No. SAT-LOA-19990427-00045, above, for a complete system description.



SAT-LOA-19990518-00053               S2377          PANAMSAT CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
PanAmSat Corporation has filed an application to launch and operate a replacement C/Ku-band fixed-satellite service satellite, to be
known as Galaxy IV(R) satellite, to replace the Galaxy IV satellite. Galaxy IV is no longer in service due to an in-orbit failure in May
1998. PanAmSat proposes to operate the Galaxy IV(R) satellite at 99 degrees W.L., the location assigned to the failed Galaxy IV
satellite.



SAT-LOA-19990518-00054               S2378          PANAMSAT CORPORATION
Launch and Operating Authority
PanAmSat Corporation has filed an application to launch and operate a replacement C/Ku-band hybrid fixed-satellite service satellite,
to be known as Galaxy X-R, to replace PanAmSat's Galaxy X satellite, which suffered a launch failure on August 8, 1998. PanAmSat
proposes to locate the Galaxy X-R satellite at 123 degrees W.L., which it the orbital location assigned to the Galaxy X satellite.



SAT-MOD-19990511-00051               S2212          COLUMBIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
Modification
Columbia Communications Corporation has filed an application for modification of its authorization to launch and operate a
fixed-satellite service geostationary satellite at 47 degrees W.L. Columbia was authorized to operate this satellite in C-band
frequencies. [See Columbia Communications Corporation, DA 99-134 (released January 11, 1999).] With this modification, Columbia
seeks authority to add operations in Ku-band frequencies.

Please note: Columbia filed a consolidated application containing this modification and an amendment to its pending application for a
Ku-band satellite at 49 degrees W.L. See File No. SAT-AMD-19990511-00052, listed above.



SAT-STA-19990520-00055                              ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION
Special Temporary Authority




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Echostar Satellite Corporation has filed an application for Special Temporary Authority to relocate its EchoStar 4 Direct Broadcast
Satellite from 148 degrees W.L. to 110.2 degrees W.L. and operate that satellite over channels 1-31 (odd) and 2-26 (even) at that
location. The operation of 28 of the 29 channels is contingent upon consummation of the assignment of license authorized in MCI
Telecommunications Corporation, FCC 99-109 (released May 19, 1999), where MCI was authorized to assigned it license to EchoStar
110 Corporation, an EchoStar affiliate.

COMMENTS on this request for Special Temporary Authority may be filed on or before JUNE 4, 1999. REPLIES may be filed on or
before JUNE 9, 1999.




For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite and Radiocommunication Division at 418-0719; TTY
202-418-2555.




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