The MITRE Corporation

0409-EX-ST-2020

Status: Pending

WK2XPQ
2020-03-16

Filing Notes:

DescriptionDate
A set of experiments with an experimental satellite in 2 GHz band.2020-01-06
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  The MITRE Corporation

Address
Attention: Chris Hall
Street Address: 7515 Colshire Drive
P.O. Box:
City: McLean
State: VA
Zip Code: 22102-7539
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Settle
First Name: Mark
Title: Regulatory Consultant
Phone Number: 202-383-3424

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
STA is necessary to recover control of a Meshbed cubesat.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Since launch, the Meshbed satellite operator Analytical Space, Inc. (ASI) has failed to make contact with the satellite through use of the primary TT&C ground station operated by RBC Signals at Windham, NY (SES-STA-20180816-02235, granted 11/12/2019). Shortly after launch, ASI submitted an amendment to the Meshbed satellite STA (1560-EX-ST-2019) to include use of a second ground station at Deadhorse, AK (SES-STA-INTR2019-04084), also operated by RBC Signals, to supplement TT&C services.

Information
Callsign: WK2XPQ
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 03/20/2020
Operation End Date: 05/20/2020

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
MITRE experimental 1 Yes

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): Chris Hall
Title of Applicant (if any): Assistant General Counsel
Date: 2020-03-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Bedford Massachusetts North  42  30  19 West  71  14  5
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?   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
New 401.24000000-401.36000000 MHz FX N/A 2540.970000 W M 114KG1D

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