Orbital Sciences Corporation


Status: Grant Expired Due to New License


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SupplementText Documents2003-11-12
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Orbital Sciences Corporation

Attention: Chris Massa
Street Address: 21839 Atlantic Blvd
P.O. Box:
City: Dulles
State: VA
Zip Code: 20166
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Massa
First Name: Chris
Title: DART I&T Manager
Phone Number: (703) 406-5618

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Orbital Sciences Corporation is manufacturing and testing the DART spacecraft for NASA. Some required spacecraft testing involves the use of telemetry transmitters and RF test equipment to verify proper operation of the command, control, and telemetry subsystem. These operations are required as part of the spacecraft test program. Spacecraft transmitters will be activated at certain times so that RF characteristics can be evaluated/measured, and proper transmission of telemetry can be confirmed. Also, RF test equipment will be used to transmit signals so that the spacecraft RF receiver can be tested. All of this testing will take place inside the satellite manufacturing facility building at Orbital Sciences.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Test of satellite communications systems indoors.

Callsign: WB9XVE
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 12/01/2003
Operation End Date: 06/01/2004

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
L3 Communications Telemetry East T805 2 No
Orbital Sciences Corporation H40009 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): Christopher Massa
Title of Applicant (if any): DART I&T Manager
Date: 2003-11-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Dulles Virginia North  39  0  56 West  77  25  42
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 401.50000000- MHz FX N/A 1.000000 mW M 60K0XXX OQPSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2235.50000000- MHz FX N/A 4.700000 W M 15M0XXX FM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2288.50000000- MHz FX N/A 3.000000 W M 100KXXX FSK


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