From the Daily Digest: ECHOSTAR SATELLITE OPERATING CORPORATION. Granted EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation special temporary authority to continue to operate its EchoStar 12 satellite on two unassigned channels --23 and 24 -- at the 61.5 degrees W.L. orbital location for a period of 60 days. Action by: Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: 02/01/2007 by Order Authorization. (DA No. 07-518). IB http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-518A1.doc http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-518A1.pdf http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-518A1.txt EchoStar tells FCC it is launching a satellite capable of filling the needs at 61.5 later this year. FCC says tell us about it and the condition of EchoStar 3. From this order it does not appear that EchoStar has commited to actually send this new satellite to 61.5.