Intuitive Machines

1600-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending

N/A
2021-10-04
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Intuitive Machines

Address
Attention: John Graves
Street Address: 3700 Bay Area Blvd, Ste. 600
P.O. Box:
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip Code: 77058
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Oelke
First Name: Michael
Title: Payload Lead
Phone Number: 713-552-3130

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Intuitive Machines in conjunction with Nokia needs to test an LTE based radio unit intended for short range communication on the Moon. This unit will fly as early as Q4 2022. This STA would be for low power, short range bench testing at our headquarters flat sat lab facility. Maximum transmit powers are shown in the filing and can be attenuated as required. This facility is on the sixth floor of our building, but conducted indoors in a lab setting, so the answers for external, elevated antennas are states as NO, but additional information can be provided if needed.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  To test basic operation and data flow using an LTE based comm unit on the ground before the mission is flown in space. The units we are testing are precursors to ones that will provided surface communications between the IM-2/Nova-C unmanned lunar lander (part of the NASA CLPS program) and deployed vehicles on the lunar surface at short range. Two user (UE) units will be used on the Moon, in conjunction with one base station (BTS). For our test 1x or 2x UEs will interact with 1x BTS.

Information
Callsign:
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/31/2021
Operation End Date: 04/28/2022

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
Nokia LTE UE 2 Yes
Nokia LTE BTS 1 Yes

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): John Graves
Title of Applicant (if any): Ops Lead, Intuitive Machines
Date: 2021-10-01 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Houston Texas North  29  35  26 West  95  6  2 0.01
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 1737.50000000-1757.50000000 MHz FX 1.250000 W 4.000000 W P 1.14000000 % 10M0X2D QPSK/16QAM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1737.50000000-1757.50000000 MHz FX 1.250000 W 4.000000 W P 1.14000000 % 20M0X2D QPSK/16QAM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1737.50000000-1757.50000000 MHz FX 1.250000 W 4.000000 W P 1.14000000 % 5M00X2D QPSK/16QAM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 1832.50000000-1852.50000000 MHz FX 4.000000 W 12.600000 W P 1.09000000 % 10M0X2D QPSK/16QAM/64QAM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 1832.50000000-1852.50000000 MHz FX 4.000000 W 12.600000 W P 1.09000000 % 20M0X2D QPSK/16QAM/64QAM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 1832.50000000-1852.50000000 MHz FX 4.000000 W 12.600000 W P 1.09000000 % 5M00X2D QPSK/16QAM/64QAM

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