Globalstar, Inc.

0917-EX-ST-2016

Status: Grant Expired Due to New License

WK9XFM
2016-08-02

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
E-Mail generated [Jul 5 2016]Correspondence2016-07-05
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Aug 3 2016]Correspondence2016-08-03
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Globalstar, Inc.

Address
Attention: David Weinreich
Street Address: 300 Holiday Square Blvd
P.O. Box:
City: Covington
State: LA
Zip Code: 70433
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: Weinreich
First Name: David
Title: Manager, Spectrum and Regulatory Engineering
Phone Number: 301-651-4552

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This request for special temporary authority (STA) is related to an STA request (FCC File No. 0729-EX-ST-2016) filed by Near Space Launch, Inc. (NSL). In its request, NSL sought authority to operate a Globalstar STX2 simplex transmitter module (FCCID: L2V-STX2-1) that will be included in the U2U mission, which will be launched into low-earth orbit. The module will transmit data collected by sensors on board the CubeSat to the NLS operations center by means of the Globalstar system constellation and the associated ground infrastructure. In this STA request, Globalstar seeks authority, in connection with this experiment, to receive transmissions from the licensed Globalstar simplex module and relay the data to the NLS CubeSat operations center. The only change from Globalstar's licensed operations is that the Globalstar constellation will be receiving transmissions from a space station rather than the usual earth terminal. Globalstar's License does not cover space-to-space operation. It is anticipated that the NLS CubeSat mission will be in orbit for approximately six months. Globalstar has been advised that NLS will notify the FCC of the dates of actual operation, once those have been established.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Support for the communication needs of the U2U mission. The purpose of this application is to support the communication needs of the U2U mission. Per the NLS STA application, file 0729-ST-EX-2016, the U2U mission is sponsored by the Air Force Research Labs at Kirtland Air Force Base. The sole communication radio is the Eyestar STX2 Simplex radio hosted payload built by Near Space Launch.

Information
Callsign: WK9XFM
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/01/2016
Operation End Date: 03/01/2017

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
globalStar STX2 1 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): David Weinreich
Title of Applicant (if any): Manager, Spectrum & Regulatory Engineering
Date: 2016-06-20 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Nongeostationary Space Station North      West      Nongeostationary, SP
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
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 1615.00000000-1617.50000000 MHz MO 0.100000 W 0.250000 W P 0.00050000 % 2M50G1D BPSK

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