BlackSky Global, LLC

1136-EX-ST-2013

Status: Denied/Dismissed

WH9XEN
2014-12-12

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
E-Mail generated [Feb 25 2014]Correspondence2014-02-25
Dismissal Without Prejudice generated [Dec 12 2014]Correspondence2014-12-12
STA ExhibitText Documents2013-12-19
NOAA Public SummaryText Documents2014-03-19
Radiation Hazard S bandText Documents2013-12-19
Radiation Hazard UHF bandText Documents2013-12-19
Amendment and NOAA notificationText Documents2014-02-11
Amendment to STA Request Mar 2014Text Documents2014-03-19
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  BlackSky Global, LLC

Address
Attention: Curt Blake
Street Address:
P.O. Box: 1922
City: Bellevue
State: WA
Zip Code: 98009
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: Wiener
First Name: Jonathan
Title: Counsel
Phone Number: 202-429-4900

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
BlackSky Global, LLC (BlackSky) requests experimental Special Temporary Authority to demonstrate and test the use of ground station facilities with two microsatellites in the manner described herein.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  BlackSky seeks to test, develop, and demonstrate the efficacy and design of a newly configured microsatellites, including associated software applications, relative to their ability to provide high-resolution remote sensing in the Earth Exploration Satellite Service.

Information
Callsign: WH9XEN
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 01/15/2015
Operation End Date: 07/15/2015

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
ORBIT AL-1000-SX 3 No
M2 Antenna Systems 450CP34 3 No
M2 Antenna Systems 400CP30 3 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): Curt Blake
Title of Applicant (if any): SVP and General Counsel
Date: 2013-12-16 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Tukwila Washington North  47  29  56 West  122  17  22
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(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?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(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 449.75000000-451.25000000 MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 1M50G1D FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2071.88000000- MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 78K0G1D SOQPSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Copper River Meridia Alaska North  61  42  46 West  145  8  3
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(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?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(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 449.75000000-451.25000000 MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 1M50G1D FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2071.88000000- MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 78K0G1D SOQPSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Umiat Meridian Alaska North  70  13  28 West  148  25  38
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(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?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(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 449.75000000-451.25000000 MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 1M50G1D FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2071.88000000- MHz FX 50.000000 W 50.000000 W P 0.00001000 % 78K0G1D SOQPSK

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