Firefly Aerospace


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Firefly Aerospace

Attention: Shea Ferring
Street Address: 1320 Arrow Point Dr Unit 109
P.O. Box:
City: Cedar Park
State: TX
Zip Code: 78613
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Kirk
First Name: Olivia
Title: Mission Assurance Systems Engineer
Phone Number: 5088467050

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
An STA is necessary to downlink telemetry of a launch vehicle.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of the Alpha Flight 1 mission (serialized FLTA001) is to demonstrate the viability of Alpha as a small-satellite launcher, and to demonstrate that Firefly Aerospace is ready to support commercial, small satellite launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 03/14/2021
Operation End Date: 09/14/2021

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-V 2 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): Olivia Kirk
Title of Applicant (if any): Mission Assurance Systems Engineer
Date: 2021-01-28 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      Launch from VAFB, CA to 300km orbit
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
New 2205.00000000-2205.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.500000 W M 1.00000000 % 780KG1D OPQSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2215.00000000-2215.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.500000 W M 1.00000000 % 3M90G1D OPQSK


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