Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


XM to Move Birds Around

XM to Move Birds Around

XM Radio asked the FCC for authority to modify the license of its S-band/X-band satellite XM-1 to relocate the satellite to 85.2 degrees West Longitude from the current 115.1 degree WL location.
At 85.2 degrees, XM Radio would cease transmitting on XM-1 and maintain it as an in-orbit spare for the XM-3 satellite currently operating at 85.1 degrees WL.
XM also requested special temporary authority to drift XM-1 to 115.1 degrees WL, operate it at that location for a period of time, and then drift it to 85.2 degrees WL. XM Radio requested an STA to test the XM-4 satellite at 110.7 degrees WL for 90 days following launch and then drift it to the 115-degree WL orbital location once testing is completed.
For information on these applications, see FCC Report SAT-00368.

— TV Technology