Globalstar, Incorporated

0926-EX-ST-2016

Status: Grant Expired Due to New License

WJ9XVC
2016-07-22

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DescriptionCategoryDate
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Jul 23 2016]Correspondence2016-07-23
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Globalstar, Incorporated

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. 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.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The objective of the Globalstar project is to support communications for the RAVAN CubeSat mission. (RAVAN project objectives are presented in STA File 1257-EX-ST-2015 CallSign WJ9XVC, filed by Blue Canyon Technologies).

Information
Callsign: WJ9XVC
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
QUALCOMM FCCID J9CGSSDVM GSP-1720 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: 2016-06-21 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:   90.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   90.00
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 1615.00000000-1618.72500000 MHz MO 0.400000 W 0.760000 W M 0.00000500 % 1M23G7D QPSK

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