The RB-2A, aka the bss package, on D12 is only a very small part of it and it is unclear at this point what it will even be used for. The national Tps and most of the spots are setup for KA usage. Really the bss package was a last minute addition and might even be just to push this issue with out having to really get anywhere along building another sat.
Just a thought but does anyone know which other bss slots are shared and which aren't? Sharing the same slot with Canada and Mexico or the Caribbean makes sense but sharing the same slot with Canada and Mexico puts them really close together and really ends up limiting one or both to only using spots which would primarily limit it to providing locals. This really doesn't seem like it uses the allocation more efficiently.
The FCC approvals from 7/28/2009 ... the Notes are from early September last time I checked:
Edited by Sixto, 20 December 2009 - 08:06 AM.