Attachment Exhibit 1

This document pretains to SAT-STA-20190805-00071 for Special Temporal Authority on a Satellite Space Stations filing.


                                                 EXHIBIT 1

                         DESCRIPTION OF REQUEST FOR STA RENEWAL


          EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation (collectively with its affiliates, “EchoStar”)

hereby requests a 180-day renewal of its special temporary authority (“STA”), currently expiring

on August 8, 2019,1 to operate the EchoStar 16 satellite (Call Sign S2844) on channels 1 and 2 at

the 61.5° W.L. orbital location.

I.        INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

          On June 22, 2012, the Commission granted modification of the authorization of EchoStar

16 to permit operations at the 61.5° W.L. orbital location on Direct Broadcast Satellite (“DBS”)

channels 3 through 32, along with a 180-day STA to operate on channels 1 and 2 upon receipt of

notification that EchoStar 16 had commenced operations.2 On February 19, 2013, EchoStar filed

notification of commencement of operations of EchoStar 16.3 Since then, the Commission has

continued to renew the STA – as recently as March 27, 2019 – to operate EchoStar 16 on

channels 1 and 2. Consequently, EchoStar currently operates EchoStar 16 on DBS channels 1-32

at the 61.5º W.L. orbital location, thus ensuring the continued full utilization of the DBS

spectrum at that orbital location.




1
    See Stamp Grant, File No. SAT-STA-20190206-00006, Call Sign S2844 (granted Mar. 27, 2019).
2
  See EchoStar Satellite Operating Corp., Order and Authorization, 27 FCC Rcd 7138, 7141-42 ¶¶ 10-11
(IB 2012) (“June 2012 Order”).
3
 See Letter from Jaime Londono, Vice President, Advanced Programs & Spectrum Management,
EchoStar Technologies LLC, to Fern Jarmulnek, Acting Chief, Satellite Division, International Bureau,
FCC (Feb. 19, 2013), filed in File No. SAT-LOA-20110902-00172, Call Sign S2844 (stating that
EchoStar 16 became operational at 61.5° W.L. on February 14, 2013).

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II.        GRANT OF THIS REQUEST IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND WILL NOT
           CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE

           Grant of the requested 180-day STA renewal is in the public interest for the reasons set

forth in the original STA grant, which is incorporated herein by reference.4 EchoStar will

continue to comply with the conditions on the use of the channels set forth in the original grant

as follows:5

       1. EchoStar’s use of channels 1 and 2 shall cause no harmful interference to any other
          lawfully operating radio station, and EchoStar shall cease operation on these
          channels immediately upon notification of such interference.

       2. EchoStar shall not claim protection from interference from any other lawfully
          operating radio station with respect to its operations on channels 1 and 2.

       3. EchoStar has informed its customers in writing that services using channels 1 and 2 from
          the 61.5° W.L. cluster will be discontinued upon the termination of its temporary
          authority to operate on these channels.

       4. EchoStar will continue to provide the required terms set forth in the original grant
          in its monthly billing statements and marketing notifications.

       5. EchoStar will continue to use channels 1 and 2 at the nominal 61.5° W.L. orbital
          location only for free-standing, separate programming packages that are not required
          as a condition of purchasing any other programming packages and that are readily
          capable of being withdrawn on short notice.

       6. EchoStar will cease operations on channels 1 and 2 at the 61.5° W.L. orbital location
          upon the launch and operation of a satellite regularly licensed to operate on these
          channels at this location.

III.       CONCLUSION

           For the foregoing reasons, EchoStar respectfully requests renewal of its STA to operate

EchoStar 16 on channels 1 and 2 at the 61.5° W.L. orbital location.




4
    See June 2012 Order.
5
    See id. ¶ 11.

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Document Modified: 2019-08-05 13:10:06

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