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. 1257-EX-ST-2015) filed by Blue Canyon Technologies, LLC (BCT). In its request, BCT sought authority to operate FCC-approved licensed Globalstar GSP-1700 duplex transmitter module, FCCID J9C-GSSDVM, which will be used on the RAVAN "CubeSat" mission that will be launched into low-earth orbit. The module will transmit data collected by sensors on board the CubeSat to the BCT 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 duplex module and relay the data to the BCT CubeSat operations center, and to transmit messages from the Globalstar constellation to the RAVAN spacecraft.
The only change from Globalstar's licensed operations is that the Globalstar constellation will be receiving transmissions from a space station and sending transmissions to a space station rather than the usual earth terminal. Globalstar's License does not cover space-to-space operation.
It is anticipated that the BCT CubeSat mission will be in orbit for approximately six months. Globalstar has been advised that BCT will notify the FCC of the dates of actual operation, once those have been established.