Can you tell us what the source of your info is.
When do you think it will cut over?
It's not strange at all! SES-3 at 103W is not a U.S. licensed sat. All the detail you might want to know is right under your nose in the FCC authorization link you posted.What is strange about SES 3 is that SES World Skies has not gotten FCC approval to operate SES 3 at 103° West. The only thing I can find is approval for testing at 77° West.
because another piece of paper which authorizes the posting hasn't been properly signed, posted, or, heaven forbid, LOST. Probably has to go through NSA, CIA, FBI and ICE and maybe the FAA. Wow, Sorry for that tangent.I suspect that the document has not been posted
SES has already received approval for testing of SES 2 at 77° West and to replace AMC3 at 87° West and the satellite hasn't even been launched yet.
SES has requested that the license for AMC 1 be extended for five more years.
The filing makes no mention of AMC 1 being replaced by SES 3.