OneWeb Ex Parte Apr

Ex PARTE PRESENTATION NOTIFICATION LETTER submitted by WorldVu Satellites Limited

Ex Parte Presentation Notice

2019-04-11

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


                                                                       Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
                                                                       2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 100
                                                                       Washington, D.C. 20006-6801
                                                                       202.747.1900 main
                                                                       202.747.1901 fax
                                                                       www.sheppardmullin.com



                                                                       Brian D. Weimer
                                                                       202.747.1930 direct
                                                                       bweimer@sheppardmullin.com
April 10, 2019

VIA IBFS

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


Re:    Notice of Ex Parte Presentation
       Space Exploration Holdings, LLC; Application for Modification of Authorization
       for the SpaceX NGSO Satellite System; IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20181108-00083
       WorldVu Satellites Limited; Application for Modification; IBFS File No. SAT-
       MOD-20180319-00022


Dear Ms. Dortch:

On April 8, 2019, the undersigned, outside counsel to WorldVu Satellites Limited (“OneWeb”)
spoke via telephone with Tom Sullivan, Chief of the Commission’s International Bureau. 1

OneWeb discussed SpaceX’s duty to demonstrate that the SpaceX Modification Application will
not result in a substantial increase in interference to other non-geostationary, fixed-satellite
systems (“NGSO FSS”) such as OneWeb. 2 OneWeb reiterated that SpaceX has thus far failed to
provide the requisite demonstration. OneWeb also noted that while SpaceX has touted “100%
demisability for the next iteration of spacecraft design satellites after its initial deployment,” each




1
 OneWeb attempted to file this Notice of Ex Parte Presentation until midnight on April 10,
2019, but IBFS was down. Consequently, OneWeb filed the Notice of Ex Parte Presentation
upon the resumption of the IBFS website’s normal operations on April 11, 2019.
2
 See Application for Modification of Authorization for the SpaceX NGSO Satellite System,
IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20181108-00083 (filed Nov. 8, 2018) (“SpaceX Modification
Application”).


Marlene H. Dortch
April 10, 2019
Page 2


spacecraft in its initial deployment of “fewer than 75 satellites” will contain multiple components
that may survive re-entry and become a risk to human populations. 3

OneWeb concluded by restating its request that the Commission act on the OneWeb
Modification Application, which was filed over a year ago, contemporaneously with any action
on the SpaceX Modification Application. 4

Please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned with any questions.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Brian D. Weimer

Brian D. Weimer
for SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP



cc:     Tom Sullivan, Chief, International Bureau




3
 Letter from William M. Wiltshire, Counsel to Space Exploration Holdings, LLC, to Marlene H.
Dortch, Secretary, FCC, IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-201801108-00083 at 1 (Mar. 18, 2019);
Letter from William M. Wiltshire, Counsel to Space Exploration Holdings, LLC, to Jose
Albuquerque, Chief, Satellite Division, IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-201801108-00083 at 5 (Mar.
13, 2019).
4
 See WorldVu Satellites Limited, Application for Modification, IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-
20180319-00022 (filed Mar. 19, 2018) (“OneWeb Modification Application”).



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