Virgin Orbit

0006-EX-ST-2020

Status: Pending

WN9XKS
2020-01-03

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DescriptionCategoryDate
ApplicationApplicant Eligibility2020-01-03
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Feb 5 2020]Correspondence2020-02-06
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Virgin Orbit

Address
Attention: Umer A Qureshi
Street Address: 4022 E Conant St
P.O. Box:
City: Long Beach
State: CA
Zip Code: 90808
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: Qureshi
First Name: Umer
Title: RF Systems Engineer
Phone Number: 5627065295

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Virgin Orbit is designing a satellite launch vehicle that will be air launched from a modified 747 airplane. STA License is requested to operate an S-Band Transmitter located on Launcher One for the upcoming first launch. 747 will take-off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California with Launcher One in captive carry. Launcher One will be dropped and launched in the Western Sea Range restricted airspace off Point Mugu, California. Launch license to be provided by FAA-Commercial Space Transportation Office. Captive carry flight and orbital trajectory details have been provided to NTIA.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  S-Band transmitter will be used for telemetry and video transmission from the launch vehicle.

Information
Callsign: WN9XKS
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 02/19/2020
Operation End Date: 08/16/2020

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
Quasonix QSX-VSR4-1111-2 1 No
Haigh-Farr 13155 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): Umer A. Qureshi
Title of Applicant (if any): RF Systems Engineer
Date: 2020-01-03 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Mojave California North  35  3  24 West  118  9  28 Mojave, CA
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
Modified 2215.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 80.000000 W P 0.00200000 % 4M99G1W SOQPSK-TG
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2215.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 25.000000 W P 0.00200000 % 2M73G1W SOQPSK-TG

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