Brown Space Engineering


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Brown Space Engineering

Attention: Brown Space Engineering
Street Address: 184 Hope St.
P.O. Box:
City: Providence
State: RI
Zip Code: 02912
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Cisler
First Name: Mckenna
Title: Control Operator
Phone Number: 6039912470

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
We are a group of students launching a 1U Cubesat, EQUiSat.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  EQUiSat Cubesat. EQUiSats primary mission is to serve as an in-orbit validation of accessible and affordable space design to bring space closer to the masses. With novel in-house design techniques, cost-efficient construction, and open source technical documentation, EQUiSat represents the future of low-cost CubeSat design. EQUiSats secondary mission is to test lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that have never been flown in space before. These batteries will power EQUiSats high-power LED array, which will serve as a beacon, allowing viewers on the ground to spot the satellite, even from urban areas. The beacon will flash from Low Earth Orbit with an apparent magnitude of 2, approximately the same intensity as Polaris. Observers will also be able to hear EQUiSat, via an onboard UHF transceiver that will transmit a signal that can be easily tracked by amateur radio operators, universities, and grade schools. Individuals will be able to monitor the satellites telemetry, relationship to the sun, and valuable sensor data.

Callsign: WL9XZE
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/17/2019
Operation End Date: 03/16/2020

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
Pacific Crest/Trimble XDL Micro 1 No

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): Mckenna Cisler
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2019-09-07 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Providence Rhode Island North  41  50  20 West  71  23  56 Providence, RI
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?   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
Modified 435.55000000- MHz MO 0.500000 W 0.500000 W 11K2F1D 4FSK 9600BPS


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