Firefly Aerospace


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Firefly Aerospace

Attention: Anne Chinnery
Street Address: 1320 Arrow Point Drive
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: Schexnayder
First Name: Chris
Title: Systems Engineer
Phone Number: 3377394734

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA application is for a space launch vehicle. It has a short mission duration of less than 2 hours.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The main purpose of the launch vehicle is to provide commercial space launch services. Once the launch vehicle reaches the mission altitude of 300km, it will deploy commercial payloads into orbit. The second stage will complete one full orbit while it downlinks data to VAFB and KSAT ground station locations in Hawaii, Mauritius, and South Africa.

Callsign: WQ9XJE
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/23/2020
Operation End Date: 06/24/2020

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
Quasonix TIMTER QSX-V 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): Chris Schexnayder
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2020-04-08 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      Space vehicle orbiting at 300km altitude
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 2240.00000000- MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.500000 W M 1.00000000 % 780KG1D OQPSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2260.00000000- MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.500000 W M 1.00000000 % 3M90G1D OQPSK


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