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Temporary Fixed Earth Station, pronounced as four separate letters. This is the term used by the FCC to describe a satellite transmitter that is moved more often than once in any six-month period.

Hughes holds both FES (Fixed Earth Station) and TFES licenses; the Datastorm operates under the TFES license..

Hughes has published a document which outlines the requirements for a TFES station to operate within the rules, and this will often be referred to as the "TFES Requirements."

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