The Planetary Society

1029-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending

N/A
2019-06-06
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  The Planetary Society

Address
Attention: Riki Munakata
Street Address: 85 South Grand Avenue
P.O. Box:
City: Pasadena
State: CA
Zip Code: 91105
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: Johnstone
First Name: Alicia
Title: RF Licensing Representative
Phone Number: 805-756-5165

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
An STA was granted for The Planetary Societys spacecraft, LightSail-2 (WM9XPA), May 2020. We would like to add a ground station that will potentially communicate and command the LightSail-2, but we cannot modify a STA. Therefore, we are submitting an STA application for the ground station to communicate with the spacecraft.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  This ground station will potentially communicate with the LightSail-2 (WM9XPA) spacecraft to downlink telemetry and uplink commands. LightSail-2 will be ejected into LEO and deploy a solar sail.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/22/2019
Operation End Date: 11/01/2019

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
Icom IC-821H 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): Alicia Johnstone
Title of Applicant (if any): RF Licensing Representative
Date: 2019-06-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
West Lafayette Indiana North  40  54  44 West  86  54  44
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
New 437.02500000- MHz FX 40.000000 W 7535.000000 W P 15K0F1D FSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      NONGEOSTATIONARY
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
New 437.02500000- MHz MO 1.500000 W 1.500000 W P 15K0F1D FSK

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