Orbital ATK, Incorporated

1409-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending

WM9XGQ
2019-07-31
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Orbital ATK, Incorporated

Address
Attention: DS Law PLLC
Street Address: 1629 K St NW Ste 300
P.O. Box:
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20006-1631
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: Mills
First Name: Mark
Title: Sr. Principal RF Engineer
Phone Number: 480-722-3597

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Orbital ATK will utilize the Antares Launch Vehicle to deliver the Cygnus Spacecraft to Low Earth Orbit as part of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, Space Act Agreement NNJ08TA32S. The launch mission requires vehicle-to-ground communication from launch through payload delivery into Low Earth Orbit. NASA and NTIA are directing Northrop Grumman to request an STA to license the radio frequency emitters on the launch vehicle to manage emissions during the short duration of the mission.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Northrop Grumman Corporation will utilize the Antares Launch Vehicle to deliver the Cygnus Spacecraft to Low Earth Orbit. Radio Frequency emitters on the launch vehicle serve 2 purposes for operation. One purpose is to provide telemetry, which is used to monitor launch vehicle health and status and to communicate the intertial guidance position of the launch vehicle. The other purpose is to support range tracking by way of a transponder that is interrogated from the ground.

Information
Callsign: WM9XGQ
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/19/2019
Operation End Date: 03/19/2020

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
Teletronics Technology Corporation TTS-5649-1 3 No
Herley MD400C 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): Mark Mills
Title of Applicant (if any): Sr. Principal RF Engineer
Date: 2019-07-31 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North  37  50  2 West  75  29  16 From WFF, VA launch into low earth orbit.
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
Modified 2239.76000000-2243.24000000 MHz MO 7.000000 W 6.300000 W M 0.00200000 % 3M48F1D 1.05 MHz peak deviation
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2267.55000000-2271.45000000 MHz MO 7.000000 W 5.400000 W M 0.00200000 % 3M90G1D SOQPSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North  37  50  2 West  75  29  16 From WFF, VA launch into low earth orbit.
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
Modified 2285.55000000-2289.45000000 MHz MO 7.000000 W 4.700000 W M 0.00200000 % 3M90G1D SOQPSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North  37  50  2 West  75  29  16 From WFF, VA launch into low earth orbit.
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
Modified 5758.00000000-5772.00000000 MHz MO 700.000000 W 389.100000 W P 0.05000000 % 14M0P0N 0.5 microsecond pulse

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