FCC Adds Star One C1 Satellite To ‘Permitted Space Station’ List
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an Aug. 24 order that it has granted a petition filed by Star One S.A. to add the Star One C1 satellite to the agency’s permitted space station list. The satellite is licensed by Brazil, and it will be located at 65 degrees West longitude. The granting of the order is contingent on certain conditions, including meeting of the following milestones: commencement of physical construction of the satellite by Aug. 24, 2007, and the launch of the satellite by Aug. 24, 2009. According to the order, the satellite will provide service to the United States in both the C- and Ku-bands, but the bird will not be authorized to provide direct-to-home, satellite radio or FM/TV services to, from or within the United States.