Attachment request

request

REQUEST submitted by Lockheed

request

2005-07-06

This document pretains to SAT-LOA-19990427-00049 for Application to Launch and Operate on a Satellite Space Stations filing.


                                   LEVENTHAL SENTER & LERMAN PLLC

                                                        July 6,2005

      D.BARUCH
STEPHEN
                                                                                  JUL    -6    2005
                                                                                                                       E-MAIL
  (202) 4 16-6782                                                                                               SBARUCH@LSL-LAW.COM

                                                                                                                        DIRECT F A X
                                                                                                                       (202) 429-4626


   BY HAND

   Ms. Marlene Dortch
   Secretary
   Federal Communications Commission
   445 12th Street, S.W.
   Washington, D.C. 20554

                        Re:      Request for Voluntary Dismissal of Application of Lockheed
                                 Martin Corporation to Launch and Operate a Radionavigation
                                 Satellite Service Satellite at 71" E.L. (FCC File Nos. SAT-LOA-
                                 19990427-00049, SAT-AMD-20030730-00152,SAT-AMD-
                                 20040721-00143; Call Sign S2374)

   Dear Ms. Dortch:

           -Lockheed Martin Corporation ("Lockheed Martin"), by counsel and pursuant to
    Section 25.152(a) of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. 0 25.152(a), hereby voluntarily
    requests that the Commission dismiss its above-referencedpending application to launch and
    operate a radionavigation satellite service ("RNSS") spacecraft at the 7 1'East Longitude orbital
    location as part of its Regional Positioning System ("RPS").' Lockheed Martin emphasizes that
    it is proceeding apace with plans to operate two RPS payloads at the 107.3" W.L. and 133' W.L.
    orbital locations, to provide GPS Augmentation services in the United States. The application
    for the latter facility was granted on June 23,2005, while the application for the 107.3' W.L.
    orbital location remains pending.

           Lockheed Martin, after careful consideration, has determined not to proceed at this time
    with the implementation of its proposed RPS spacecraft at the 71" E.L. orbital slot. As
    advancements in pending domestic and international Space-based Augmentation Services
    ("SBAS") continue to mature, Lockheed Martin is deferring its plans to proceed with all but the
    RPS spacecraft that will serve the United States from 107.3' W.L. and 133" W.L. orbital
    locations. However, in doing so, Lockheed Martin will retain its ability to respond to
    developments in the global marketplace for SBAS. Accordingly, Lockheed Martin requests that
    the above-referenced application be dismissed without prejudice.


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                Concurrently with this request, Lockheed Martin is voluntarily requesting dismissal of two other RPS
    satellite applications in which it had proposed to use the 79" W.L. and 131.8' E.L. orbital locations to provide
    RNSS.


Ms. Marlene Dortch
July 6,2005
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       Should there be any questions concerning this matter, please contact the undersigned
counsel.

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                                            David . Keir
                                              Counsel to Lockheed Martin Corporation


cc: Jennifer A. Warren
    Senior Director, Trade & Regulatory Affairs
    Lockheed Martin Corporation



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Document Modified: 2005-07-13 11:21:58

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