Orbital Sciences Corporation

0181-EX-ST-2008

Status: Grant Expired Due to New License

WD9XID
2008-05-05

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Cover Letter and Technical DescriptionText Documents2008-04-09
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Orbital Sciences Corporation

Address
Attention: Pete Collis
Street Address: 21839 Atlantic Blvd
P.O. Box:
City: Dulles
State: VA
Zip Code: 20166
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: Bennett
First Name: Troy
Title: Payload Manager
Phone Number: 7034065812

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Orbital Sciences will be testing Passive Intermodulation Products down to the third order. At this low order, metallic structures within the building itself begin to overwhelm the environment. Only by removing the test article (satellite) from this environment can you ensure lack of interaction. For this reason, we plan on testing multiple frequencies over a very short duration to ensure that our article is not a source of PIM generation

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Testing Passive Intermodulation Products of a satellite down to the third order. By performing PIM testing on the article in question (satellite), Orbital ensures the intermodulation free (and hence interference free) operation of the satellite while in space. Tests will be performed over very small bandwidths (40 kHz), over very short durations (< 2 min) during the middle of the night to ensure lack of interference with surrounding ground areas. Although testing could occur anytime within a 45 day period, test themselves will only be done on two back to back nights.

Information
Callsign: WD9XID
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/15/2008
Operation End Date: 09/30/2008

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
Orbital Sciences Corporation IS-15 Satellite 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): Troy Bennett
Title of Applicant (if any): Payload Manager, Intelsat 15 Program
Date: 2008-04-09 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Virginia Virginia North  39  0  50 West  77  25  40
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:   10.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   90.00
(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:   1.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   88.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   8.50
(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: Orbital's facility where testing exists is in a valley relative the immediately surrounding area. The value is about 20 feet down which is surrounded by hills and/or trees. Immediately outside of this area is other building and structures between 40 and 50 feet high. This is one of the reasons why no interference is expected.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 10951.00000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 10952.00000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 10995.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 618.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11020.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 618.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11451.00000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11451.50000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11496.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 618.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11698.00000000- MHz FX 0.250000 W 26.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 11699.00000000- MHz FX 0.250000 W 26.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12511.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 741.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12520.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 380.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12530.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 741.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12550.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 380.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12710.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 741.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12720.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 741.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12726.50000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 195.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12730.00000000- MHz FX 100.000000 W 741.000000 kW M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12748.00000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 12749.00000000- MHz FX 0.400000 W 47.300000 W M 0.00000100 % 40K0N0N None

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