Stellar Exploration


Status: Pending


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E-Mail generated [May 9 2019]Correspondence2019-05-09
Incoming generated [May 13 2019]Correspondence2019-05-13
Rocket OverviewImages2019-05-07
FAA Antenna SketchImages2019-05-07
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Stellar Exploration

Attention: Tannis Hodge
Street Address: 835 Airport Dr, Suite C
P.O. Box: 9340
City: San Luis Obispo
State: CA
Zip Code: 93401
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Hodge
First Name: Tannis
Title: Design Engineer
Phone Number: 5623953650

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
We are performing multiple rocket launches at White Sands Missile Range and would like to use a WiFi omnidirectional transmitter with 38 dBm EIRP at 2.412 GHz for telemetry. The EIRP exceeds the FCC EIRP limit at the band.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Use of a WiFi transmitter for telemetry for multiple rocket launches. We are performing multiple rocket launches at White Sands Missile Range and would like to use a WiFi transmitter for telemetry.

Callsign: WO9XOF
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/11/2019
Operation End Date: 06/15/2019

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
Alfa Network AWUS036NEH 10 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): Tannis Hodge
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2019-05-07 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Truth or Consequences New Mexico North  32  57  32 West  106  32  29 White Sands Missile Range, Truth or Consequences, NM: airborne max altitude 1640 ft. AGL 2.50
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:   500.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   500.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   50.00
(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: The air space during rocket testing will be clear of any aircraft.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2.40100000-2.42300000 GHz MO 4.000000 W 6.000000 W M 0.00000100 % 22M0G1D 16 QAM


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