Microsoft Infrastructure Group LLC


Status: Pending


Documents and Communications: [refresh]

NarrativeText Documents2020-07-22
Antenna PatternsText Documents2020-07-22
Coordination ReportText Documents2020-07-22
Orbital Debris Mitigation PlanText Documents2020-07-22
E-Mail generated [Jul 30 2020]Correspondence2020-07-30
E-Mail generated [Aug 4 2020]Correspondence2020-08-04
Incoming generated [Aug 3 2020]Correspondence2020-08-03
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Microsoft Infrastructure Group LLC

Attention: Mr. Gunnar Halley
Street Address: One Microsoft Way
P.O. Box:
City: Redmond
State: WA
Zip Code: 98052
E-Mail Address: gunn[email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Halley
First Name: Gunnar
Title: Assistant General Counsel
Phone Number: +1 (425) 703-3651

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Microsoft Infrastructure Group, LLC (“Microsoft”), respectfully requests experimental Special Temporary Authority (“STA”) to establish two earth stations, one located in Quincy, Washington and the other located in Brewster, Washington, to test and demonstrate the efficacy and cutting-edge capabilities of Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing network for the direct receipt and processing of Earth Observation (“EO”) data from the Deimos-2 satellite. The Quincy earth station will use S-band uplink and S-band and X-band downlink frequencies and the Brewster earth station will operate on a receive-only basis using X-band downlink frequencies.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Microsoft seeks an STA for a period of six months beginning on or before September 1, 2020 to permit it to operate one earth station in Quincy, Washington and one in Brewster, Washington for testing and demonstration purposes. Microsoft does not seek authority to provide commercial service to users in the United States.

Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/01/2020
Operation End Date: 02/28/2021

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
Comtech Ground Systems T361SXUHFR 2 Yes

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): Gunnar Halley
Title of Applicant (if any): Assistant General Counsel
Date: 2020-07-21 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Quincy Washington North  47  14  22 West  119  53  8
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   6.10
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   405.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   2.30
(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: The earth station will be surrounded by four buildings that will shield the antenna from aircraft and minimize the aeronautical hazard of the antenna.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2032.56750000-2032.63250000 MHz FX 50.000000 W 220.000000 kW P 65K0G7D BPSK


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