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  • dicepoker dicepoker Apr 29, 1998 7:48 PM Flag

    FCC Approves EchoStar Satellite/Spectrum

    target=new >http://www.skyreport.com/429echo.htm


    April 29, 1998



    The Federal Communications Commission granted EchoStar's request to move the company's first DBS satellite from its full-CONUS slot at 119 degrees to its western orbital location at 148 degrees, replacing the bird with a new satellite scheduled to launch May 8.

    Approval for swapping satellites and locations came despite petitions filed by TCI Satellite-backed TEMPO and Telquest to deny EchoStar's request. The agency also approved the company's petition to test the new EchoStar IV at 127 degrees, a Mexican orbital location.

    No firm decision was forwarded by Mexico regarding the satellite testing. However, the FCC granted approval on the condition that the Mexican government doesn't object. A final approval is expected from Mexico before launch.

    Once testing is complete and EchoStar IV is parked at 119 degrees, it will support the company's DISH Network service. EchoStar I will provide niche services and local channel access at 148 degrees.

 
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