United Launch Alliance, LLC


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  United Launch Alliance, LLC

Attention: Rachel Vaden
Street Address: 9501 E. Panorama Circle, m/s 4100
P.O. Box:
City: Centennial
State: CO
Zip Code: 80112
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Vaden
First Name: Rachel
Title: Paralegal & Assistant Corporate Secretary
Phone Number: 720-854-8198

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA is being sought for the Vulcan Pathfinder Cryogenic Fuel Tanking Test at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 41. This test is part of certifying that the new Vulcan rocket can execute prelaunch countdown operations including fueling the vehicle, but will not result in an actual launch of the vehicle. As part of this test the Vulcan Booster RF Transmitter systems will be activated and verified compatible with the local Eastern Test Range ground station TEL-4. This test is manifested for an earliest Initial Test Capability of June 25, 2021. Open RF transmissions could begin as early as June 25,2021 and would be executed intermittently during the duration of the testing which has current test windows of June 25 - June 30. These test windows are highly volatile and dependent on multiple launch schedules at the site but testing will occur within 6 months of the requested test start.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Launch vehicle communications for certifying Vulcan Centaur for future commercial space launch missions from Space Launch Complex 41 (LC-41) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/25/2021
Operation End Date: 11/01/2021

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
Microwave Innovations TTS-1225 1 Yes
Microwave Innovations TTS-1225 1 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): Rachel Vaden
Title of Applicant (if any): Paralegal & Assistant Corporate Secretary
Date: 2021-06-07 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral SFS Florida North  28  6  West  27  9  4 Launch Vehicle, Stationary Test Only
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:   33.60
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   7.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   10.00
(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: Nearest air field is CCSFS Skid Strip, all test activity coordinated with Air Force.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2255.50000000- MHz MO 16.000000 W 14.800000 W P 0.00200000 % 5M00G7D SOQPSK


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