PointView Tech LLC


Status: Pending


Filing Notes:

Cubesat experiment on 8 GHz, 70 GHz and 80 GHz Bands. Modification of license to add Telemetry, Tracking, and Command earth stations. 2020-03-25
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  PointView Tech LLC

Attention: Travis West
Street Address: 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
P.O. Box:
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20036
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Bjornson
First Name: Christopher
Title: Counsel
Phone Number: 202-429-3059

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
STA is necessary due to immediate, short-term (30 days or less) of planned TT&C support from additional ground stations.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  PointView Tech requests Special Temporary Authority for 30 days to allow the Athena satellite to communicate with, and transmit to, two earth stations located at 19? 0’ 49.6” N, 155? 39’ 46.6” W in Neelahu (County of Ka’u), Hawaii and at 64? 48’ 15.3” N, 147? 30’ 0.8” W in Northpole, Alaska. The earth stations will be used for telemetry, tracking and control communications with the satellite in the portions of the S- and X- frequency bands for which PointView Tech is already authorized. The satellite was successfully placed into its intended orbit but developed increasing spin rates during its first several orbits. Through several ground interventions, the satellite spin rates have been substantially reduced, and the satellite’s attitude has been brought under control. The authority sought here will allow PointView Tech’s partners to increase the diversity of the earth stations conducting communications with the satellite and to accelerate the satellite’s return to normal operations. Travis West is the stop-buzzer contact – 806-239-1165.

Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/15/2020
Operation End Date: 10/15/2020

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
Space Systems/Loral SSL 100 Athena 1 No
PointView N/A 6 Yes
Orbital Systems 2.4AEBP-3m 2 No
NEC G2573C 1 No
Svalsat SG6 1 No
Svalsat SG26 1 No
Trollsat TR9 1 No
Trollsat TR2 1 No
Datron 1453 2 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): Travis West
Title of Applicant (if any): Authorized Representative
Date: 2020-09-15 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Nongeostationary Space Station North      West      Nongeostationary
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:  
(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:   99999.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   99999.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   500.00
(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: Antenna in orbit on spacecraft with an altitude of 500-550km at 97.4-97.6 degrees inclination
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 8495.90000000- MHz MO 2.500000 W 2.310000 W P 0.00100000 % 2M30G7W BPSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 8496.25000000- MHz MO 2.500000 W 2.310000 W P 0.00100000 % 2M30G7W BPSK


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