Space Explorations Technologies

2356-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending


2020-01-02

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Parabolic Antenna Tracking and Elevation ExhibitText Documents2020-01-02
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Space Explorations Technologies

Address
Attention: Kristi Key
Street Address: 1 Rocket Rd
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
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: Key
First Name: Kristi
Title: Ground Segment Administrator
Phone Number: 310-970-8116

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This application uses information from previous grant 0266-EX-ST-2019. Adding a single frequency for commanding to spacecraft for upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This STA extends the frequencies in the experimental license 0103-EX-CR-2019.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Spacecraft communication

Information
Callsign: WI2XUB
Class of Station: FX MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 01/27/2020
Operation End Date: 07/27/2020

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
Myers UL-235A-498 6 No
Orbital Systems FTSS-XX-CB-01 3 No
Peak Antennas CO225-2-XS 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): Kristi Key
Title of Applicant (if any): Ground Segment Administrator
Date: 2019-12-16 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral Florida North  28  36  30 West  80  36  15
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:   30.00
(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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   8.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   3.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   7.50
(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: Launch tower, lightning towers, and water tower are all collocated at launch pad. Antenna is pointed directly at the launch pad (SLC-39a). The nearest airstrip is the Shuttle Landing Facility. All operations will be pre-coordinated with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2106.40625000- MHz FX 1.000000 W 3.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral Florida North  28  36  30 West  80  36  13
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:   30.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   217.00
(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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   71.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   3.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   7.50
(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: Launch tower, lightning towers, and water tower are all collocated at launch pad. Antenna is pointed directly at the launch pad (SLC-39a). The nearest airstrip is the Shuttle Landing Facility. All operations will be pre-coordinated with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2106.40625000- MHz FX 1.000000 W 3.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral Florida North  28  37  27 West  80  41  12
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   1.60
(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 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.140000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Vandenberg AFB California North  34  43  9 West  120  31  52
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   2.30
(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:   9.10
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   125.00
(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: Antenna is on a 9.1 meter tower and is enclosed in a 5.5 meter radome which is attached to the tower. The antenna has a 5 degree transmitter elevation mask in all directions with the exception of SpaceX launch pad SLC-4E and landing site SLC-4W (0 degree elevation mask). Nearest aircraft landing area is Lompoc Airport. All emissions will be coordinated with Vandenberg range.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.180000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral Florida North  28  32  37 West  80  35  25
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   2.30
(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:   9.10
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   3.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   7.60
(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: Launch tower, lightning towers, and water tower are all collocated at launch pad. The nearest airstrip is the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip. All operations will be pre-coordinated with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.180000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kodiak Alaska North  57  27  18 West  152  22  25
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   2.30
(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 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.180000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral, AFS Florida North  28  24  47 West  80  37  13 Port Canaveral Dock- Ship 10.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   3.50
(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 2106.40625000- MHz MO 0.330000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral, AFS Florida North  28  15  0 West  80  15  0 Port Canaveral Recovery Location - Ship 75.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   3.50
(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 2106.40625000- MHz MO 0.330000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Pensacola Florida North  30  20  44 West  87  16  1 Pensacola Naval Air Station Dock - Ship 10.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   3.50
(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 2106.40625000- MHz MO 0.330000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Inarajan Guam North  13  16  56 West  144  45  19 Longitude listed is EAST. Form does not allow 215W
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   2.30
(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 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.180000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Pensacola Florida North  29  48  0 West  87  30  0 Pensacola Recovery Location - Ship 75.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   3.50
(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 2106.40625000- MHz MO 0.330000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Boca Chica Texas North  25  59  27 West  97  10  55
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   0.95
(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:   15.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   1.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   26.00
(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 is pointed in the exact opposite direction of the nearest airport
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2106.40625000- MHz FX 0.020000 W 609.000000 W P 0.00003000 % 4M31G1D 12 kbps

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