North Dakota State University


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  North Dakota State University

Attention: Jeremy Straub
Street Address: 258 Quentin Burdock Building
P.O. Box: 6050
City: Fargo
State: ND
Zip Code: 58108
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Santangelo
First Name: Andrew
Title: CTO
Phone Number: 5052058315

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
An STA is required for University Cubesat Mission: OpenOrbiter1 Data will be sent using the LinkStar­TRK simplex radio. This radio is based on the Globalstar STX3 simplex radio. Data will be transmitted from the STX3 to the Globalstar satellite network. Commands to control the radio and satellite will be transmitted from the ground through a Vorticon Technologies ARSCN 1 radio configured for RECEIVE ONLY. The LinkStar­TRK can be turned off from the ground via the ARSCN 1. The ARSCN 1 can only be turned off once the LinkStar­TRK is turned off; the ARSCN 1 cannot be turned off from the ground as long as the LinkStar­TRK is active. The mission duration is 3 months.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of the operation is to transmit packet data from the OpenOrbiter1 mission. This is an Engineering test mission for OPEN CubeSat design. The satellite will be deployed via Nanoracks/ISS.

Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 04/01/2022
Operation End Date: 07/31/2022

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
sci_zone LINKSTAR-STX3-P 1 No

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): Andrew Santangelo
Title of Applicant (if any): CTO
Date: 2021-10-04 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      LEO, per:400.2 km, apo:409.5 km. Incl: 51.64 deg
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 1615.00000000-1617.50000000 MHz MO 0.098000 W 98.000000 mW M 0.00100000 % 2M50G1D BPSK


© 2021
This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by the FCC