SpaceX Mod Permit-bu

LETTER submitted by Planet Labs Inc.

Permit-but-disclose request letter

2019-02-27

This document pretains to SAT-MOD-20181108-00083 for Modification on a Satellite Space Stations filing.


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February 27, 2019

VIA IBFS

Ms. Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Re:              Space Exploration Holdings, IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20181108-00083

Dear Ms. Dortch:

          Planet Labs Inc. (“Planet Labs”) respectfully requests that the International Bureau
(“Bureau”) change the ex parte status of the above-captioned proceeding from “restricted” to “permit-
but-disclose.”1 Designating the proceeding as permit-but-disclose will serve the public interest by
facilitating communications, allowing the Bureau to develop a more complete record and reach a
more informed decision. Additionally, designating the SpaceX proceeding as permit-but-disclose
would be consistent with the Bureau’s treatment of other applications and market access requests
for the same frequencies.2

        Planet Labs through its counsel has contacted the parties to this proceeding or counsel to
the parties and received no objection to the request.

             Please direct any questions regarding this letter to the undersigned.


                                                                                                            Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                            /s/ Tony Lin

                                                                                                            Tony Lin
                                                                                                            Counsel for Planet Labs Inc.

cc:          (via email)
             Stephen Duall


1
 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200(a) (“Where the public interest so requires in a particular proceeding, the
Commission and its staff retain the discretion to modify the applicable ex parte rules by order, letter,
or public notice.”); see also 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1206 and 1.1208 note 2.
2
  See, e.g., Applications Accepted for Filing: Cut-off Established for Additional NGSO-like Satellite
Applications or Petitions for Operations in the 12.75-13.25 GHz, 13.85-14.0 GHz, 18.6-18.8 GHz,
19.3-20.2 GHz, and 29.1-29.5 GHz Bands, Public Notice, 32 FCC Rcd 4180, 4183 (IB 2017)
(designating the ex parte status of all of the applications and market access requests in the
processing round as permit-but-disclose will “provide for uniformity of treatment”).
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                                    CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

         I, J. Ryan Thompson, hereby certify that on February 27, 2019, a true and correct copy of
this letter was sent by United States mail, first class postage prepaid, to the following:

 William M. Wiltshire                               Tim Hughes
 Paul Caritj                                        Senior Vice President, Global Business and
 Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP                   Government Affairs
 1919 M Street, NW, Suite 800                       Patricia Cooper
 Washington, DC 20036                               Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs
                                                    Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
 Counsel for Space Exploration Technologies
                                                    1155 F Street, NW, Suite 475
 Corp.
                                                    Washington, DC 20004

 Nick G. Spina                                      Jan King
 Director, Launch & Regulatory Affairs              Chief Technology Officer
 Kepler Communications, Inc.                        Astro Digital U.S., Inc.
 675 King Street West, Suite 204                    3171 Jay St
 Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M9                           Santa Clara, CA 95054
 Canada


 George John                                        Brian Weimer
 Lead Legal & Regulatory Counsel                    Douglas Svor
 Spire Global, Inc.                                 Samuel Swoyer
 575 Florida Street, Suite 150                      Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
 San Francisco, CA 94110                            2099 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 100
                                                    Washington, DC 20006
                                                    Counsel for WorldVu Satellites Limited

 Mariah Dodson Shuman                               Karis A. Hastings
 Head of Regulatory Affairs, Americas               SatCom Law LLC
 WorldVu Satellites Limited                         1317 F Street, NW, Suite 400
 1785 Greensboro Station Place, Tower 3             Washington, DC 20004
 McLean, VA 22102
                                                    Counsel for SES Americom, Inc. and O3b
                                                    Limited

 Petra A. Vorwig                                    Suzanne Malloy
 Senior Legal and Regulatory Counsel                Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
 SES Americom, Inc.                                 Noah Cherry
 1129 20th Street, NW, Suite 1000                   Legal and Regulatory Counsel
 Washington, DC 20036                               O3b Limited
                                                    1129 20th Street, NW, Suite 1000
                                                    Washington, DC 20036


                                                   /s/ Ryan Thompson

                                                   J. Ryan Thompson



Document Created: 2010-01-01 00:00:00
Document Modified: 2010-01-01 00:00:00

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