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FCC Dismisses Star One Petition

By | July 2, 2004

      The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition filed by Star One S.A. to add its Star One C2 satellite at 70 degrees West longitude orbital location to the FCC’s Permitted Space Station List. In a June 30 letter, released to the public yesterday after the Satellite Today deadline, the agency said that Star One’s application was deficient because it failed to include certain interference analysis that is required by federal regulations, specifically with regard to potential interference to the Telstar-9 satellite. The Telstar 9 satellite is located at 69 degrees West longitude and operates at the same frequency bands as Star One C2. As a result, the FCC dismissed the petition “as defective, without prejudice to refiling.”

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