Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

0580-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending


2019-04-02
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Address
Attention: Christopher Wilkins
Street Address: 1 Rocket Road
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 20005
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: Wilkins
First Name: Christopher
Title: Engineer
Phone Number: 2026492729

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This application uses information from previous grant 0023-EX-ST-2019. This STA is necessary for Dragon1 capsule telemetry, tracking, and command, for the upcoming SpaceX CRS mission to the International Space Station. The launch and re-entry licensing authority is the FAA. Launch is also to be coordinated with the Eastern Range. On-orbit rendezvous with the ISS is to be coordinated with the NASA.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  STA is required for spacecraft communications for a SpaceX CRS mission (an ISS commercial re-supply mission for the NASA).

Information
Callsign: WF9XGI
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/01/2019
Operation End Date: 01/01/2020

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
Quasonix QSX-VSR-110-20S 5 No
ViaSat SSPA 1087841 1 No
Orbital Systems 3.0TSS2 2 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): Christopher C. Wilkins
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2019-04-02 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral AFS Florida North  28  33  42 West  80  34  38 Space: Dragon S-Band Directional Array
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:   48.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   10.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   9.00
(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: Nearest air field is CCAFS Skid Strip. Air Force controls air traffic into CCAFS. All launch and test activity also coordinated with Air Force.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2287.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 300.000000 W M 0.00003000 % 4M80G1D 3077.8 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral AFS Florida North  28  33  42 West  80  34  38 Space: Dragon S-Band Omni
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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   48.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   10.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   7.80
(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: Nearest air field is CCAFS Skid Strip. Air Force controls air traffic into CCAFS. All launch and test activity also coordinated with Air Force.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2216.00000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 40.000000 W P 2.0E-7 % 406KF1D 350 kbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2216.00000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 40.000000 W P 2.0E-7 % 1M76F1D 1515 kbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2287.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 40.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M80G1D 3077.8 Kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral AFS Florida North  28  33  42 West  80  34  38 Space: Dragon CUCU Patch Hemispherical
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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   48.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   10.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   7.80
(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: Nearest air field is CCAFS Skid Strip. Air Force controls air traffic into CCAFS. All launch and test activity also coordinated with Air Force.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 400.50000000- MHz MO 1.500000 W 2.500000 W P 338KG1D 153.6 kbps

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