Space Exploration Technologies


Status: Pending


Documents and Communications: [refresh]

Crew2 SARSAT Beacon ERP UpdateText Documents2021-10-05
SARSAT SpaceX Response Letter 19 Mar 2021Text Documents2021-10-05
SARSAT NASA SpaceX Response Letter 23 Jul 2020Text Documents2021-10-05
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Oct 19 2021]Correspondence2021-10-19
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Space Exploration Technologies

Attention: Kristi Key
Street Address: 1 Rocket Rd.
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Key
First Name: Kristi
Title: Ground Segment Administrator
Phone Number: 310-429-0093

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This application uses information in grant 1285-EX-ST-2021 and updates the ERP value for 406 MHz. STA is necessary for SARSAT (search and rescue) beacon on the Crew Dragon capsule for the Crew-2 mission. This system uses the COSPAS-SARSAT TAC #706 (type certification) for the beacon, with a custom antenna that is not type certified. A one-time waiver for Crew-2 is submitted as an exhibit to support this temporary authorization for Crew-2 return mission.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Post-splashdown emergency location beacon to support search and rescue operations of the Crew-2 Dragon spacecraft in coordination with Air Force DET3.

Callsign: WQ9XUF
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/20/2021
Operation End Date: 04/20/2022

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
Orolia S.A.S. SARBEG2R1011671 1 Yes

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): Kristi Key
Title of Applicant (if any): Ground Segment Administrator
Date: 2021-10-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral Florida North      West      Crew-2 Dragon Capsule post-splashdown
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 406.02800000- MHz MO 5.000000 W 6.400000 W P 0.00001000 % 16K0G1D


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