Astra Space

0478-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending


2021-03-30

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Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Astra Space

Address
Attention: Ethan Pease
Street Address: 1900 Skyhawk St.
P.O. Box: 94501
City: Alameda
State: CA
Zip Code: 94501
Country:
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Pease
First Name: Ethan
Title: Director of Avionics
Phone Number: 978-869-9659

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Astra Space manufactures and launches orbital launch vehicles. An STA is necessary to transmit telemetry in the unified S-Band frequencies (2200-2290 MHz)

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  This application is for the launch of Astras Rocket 3-series orbital rocket, for launch attempts between August 1st 2021 and February 1st 2022.

Information
Callsign:
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/01/2021
Operation End Date: 02/01/2022

Manufacturer
List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Quasonix QSX-VAH2-1000-1 2 No

Certification
Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Ethan E Pease
Title of Applicant (if any): Director of Avionics
Date: 2021-03-30 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kodiak Alaska North  57  25  52 West  152  21  16 Launch vehicle stages 1 & 2 (Launch Site Kodiak, Alaska) 5000.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   9.60
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   5.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   37.00
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2209.84000000-2212.16000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 6.310000 W P 0.00002000 % 2M32F1D PCM/FM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2212.68000000-2217.32000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 6.310000 W P 0.00002000 % 4M64F1D PCM/FM

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