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This document pretains to SES-LIC-20160317-00255 for License on a Satellite Earth Station filing.


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Date & Time Filed: Mar 17 2016 11:14:12:376AM
File Number: SES−LIC−INTR2016−00701
Callsign/Satellite ID:


                     APPLICATION FOR EARTH STATION AUTHORIZATIONS               FCC Use Only

                                      FCC 312 MAIN FORM
                                    FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

APPLICANT INFORMATION
Enter a description of this application to identify it on the main menu:
Earth Station Application (Richardson, TX)
1−8. Legal Name of Applicant

           Name:         Spire Global, Inc.                Phone Number:   4153563400 x351
           DBA                                             Fax Number:
           Name:
           Street:       33 Norfolk Street                 E−Mail:         jonathan.rosenblatt@spire.com


           City:         San Francisco                     State:          CA
           Country:      USA                               Zipcode:        94103        −
           Attention:    Jonathan Rosenblatt




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9−16. Name of Contact Representative

          Name:        Trey Hanbury          Phone Number:   2026375534
          Company: Hogan Lovells US LLP      Fax Number:
          Street:      555 13th Street, NW   E−Mail:         trey.hanbury@hoganlovells.com



          City:        Washington            State:          DC
          Country:      USA                  Zipcode:        20004−
          Attention:                         Relationship:   Legal Counsel




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CLASSIFICATION OF FILING
    17. Choose the button next to the                b.
    classification that applies to this filing for          b1. Application for License of New Station
    both questions a. and b. Choose only one
                                                            b2. Application for Registration of New Domestic Receive−Only Station
    for 17a and only one for 17b.
                                                     (N/A) b3. Amendment to a Pending Application
    a.                                               (N/A) b4. Modification of License or Registration
          a1. Earth Station                          (N/A) b5. Assignment of License or Registration
                                                     (N/A) b6. Transfer of Control of License or Registration
    (N/A) a2. Space Station                          (N/A) b7. Notification of Minor Modification
                                                     (N/A) b8. Application for License of New Receive−Only Station Using Non−U.S. Licensed
                                                     Satellite
                                                     (N/A) b9. Letter of Intent to Use Non−U.S. Licensed Satellite to Provide Service in the United
                                                     States
                                                          b10. Other (Please specify)
                                                            b11. Application for Earth Station to Access a Non−U.S.satellite Not Currently Authorized to
                                                     Provide the Proposed Service in the Proposed Frequencies in the United States.
                                                           b12. Application for Database Entry
                                                          (N/A) b13. Amendment to a Pending Database Entry Application
                                                          (N/A) b14. Modifiction of Database Entry
         17c. Is a fee submitted with this application?
          If Yes, complete and attach FCC Form 159.          If No, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R.Section 1.1114).
          Governmental Entity          Noncommercial educational licensee
          Other(please explain):

    17d.

    Fee Classification BAX − Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth
    Station




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    18. If this filing is in reference to an       19. If this filing is an amendment to a pending application enter:
    existing station, enter:
                                                   (a) Date pending application was filed:            (b) File number of pending application:
    (a) Call sign of station:
    Not Applicable                                  Not Applicable                                    Not Applicable



TYPE OF SERVICE
20. NATURE OF SERVICE: This filing is for an authorization to provide or use the following type(s) of service(s): Select all that apply:


       a. Fixed Satellite
       b. Mobile Satellite
       c. Radiodetermination Satellite
       d. Earth Exploration Satellite
       e. Direct to Home Fixed Satellite
       f. Digital Audio Radio Service
       g. Other (please specify)          Meteorological Satellite Service

21. STATUS: Choose the button next to the applicable status. Choose            22. If earth station applicant, check all that apply.
only one.                                                                           Using U.S. licensed satellites
      Common Carrier        Non−Common Carrier                                      Using Non−U.S. licensed satellites

23. If applicant is providng INTERNATIONAL COMMON CARRIER service, see instructions regarding Sec. 214 filings. Choose one. Are these
facilities:
           Connected to a Public Switched Network Not connected to a Public Switched Network     N/A




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    24. FREQUENCY BAND(S): Place an "X" in the box(es) next to all applicable frequency band(s).
      a. C−Band (4/6 GHz)  b. Ku−Band (12/14 GHz)
      c.Other (Please specify upper and lower frequencies in MHz.)
        Frequency Lower: 402          Frequency Upper:      2025


TYPE OF STATION
25. CLASS OF STATION: Choose the button next to the class of station that applies. Choose only one.
          a. Fixed Earth Station
          b. Temporary−Fixed Earth Station
          c. 12/14 GHz VSAT Network
          d. Mobile Earth Station
(N/A) e. Geostationary Space Station
(N/A) f. Non−Geostationary Space Station
         g. Other (please specify)


26. TYPE OF EARTH STATION FACILITY: Choose only one.
      Transmit/Receive Transmit−Only  Receive−Only                    N/A


PURPOSE OF MODIFICATION

27. The purpose of this proposed modification is to: (Place an ’X’ in the box(es) next to all that apply.)


Not Applicable




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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

28. Would a Commission grant of any proposal in this application or amendmenthave a significant                              Yes        No
environmental impact as defined by 47 CFR 1.1307? If YES, submit thestatement as required by Sections
1.1308 and 1.1311 of the Commission’s rules,47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1308 and 1.1311, as an exhibit to this                      Exhibit B
application.A Radiation Hazard Studymust accompany all applications for new transmitting facilities, major
modifications,or major amendments.



ALIEN OWNERSHIP Earth station applicants not proposing to provide broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical en route or
aeronautical fixed radio station services are not required to respond to Items 30−34.

29. Is the applicant a foreign government or the representative of any foreign government?                             Yes         No




30. Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien?                                                       Yes         No   N/A




31. Is the applicant a corporation organized under the laws of any foreign government?                                 Yes         No   N/A




32. Is the applicant a corporation of which more than one−fifth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by    Yes         No   N/A
aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any corporation organized
under the laws of a foreign country?




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33. Is the applicant a corporation directly or indirectly controlled by any other corporation of which more than          Yes         No   N/A
one−fourth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign
government or representative thereof or by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country?



34. If any answer to questions 29, 30, 31, 32 and/or 33 is Yes, attach as an exhibit an identification of the aliens or   Exhibit A
foreign entities, their nationality, their relationship to the applicant, and the percentage of stock they own or vote.



BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

35. Does the Applicant request any waivers or exemptions from any of the Commission’s Rules?                                    Yes        No
If Yes, attach as an exhibit, copies of the requests for waivers or exceptions with supporting documents.




36. Has the applicant or any party to this application or amendment had any FCC station authorization or license                Yes        No
revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station authorization, license, or
construction permit denied by the Commission? If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an explination of circumstances.




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37. Has the applicant, or any party to this application or amendment, or any party directly or indirectly controlling    Yes   No
the applicant ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court? If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an
explination of circumstances.




38. Has any court finally adjudged the applicant, or any person directly or indirectly controlling the applicant,        Yes   No
guilty of unlawfully monopolizing or attemptiing unlawfully to monopolize radio communication, directly or
indirectly, through control of manufacture or sale of radio apparatus, exclusive traffic arrangement or any other
means or unfair methods of competition?If Yes, attach as an exhibit, an explanation of circumstances




39. Is the applicant, or any person directly or indirectly controlling the applicant, currently a party in any pending   Yes   No
matter referred to in the preceding two items? If yes, attach as an exhinit, an explanation of the circumstances.




40. If the applicant is a corporation and is applying for a space station license, attach as an exhibit the names,
address, and citizenship of those stockholders owning a record and/or voting 10 percent or more of the Filer’s
voting stock and the percentages so held. In the case of fiduciary control, indicate the beneficiary(ies) or class of
beneficiaries. Also list the names and addresses of the officers and directors of the Filer.




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41. By checking Yes, the undersigned certifies, that neither applicant nor any other party to the application is                Yes          No
subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti−Drug Act of
1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. See
47 CFR 1.2002(b) for the meaning of "party to the application" for these purposes.



42a. Does the applicant intend to use a non−U.S. licensed satellite to provide service in the United States? If Yes,            Yes          No
answer 42b and attach an exhibit providing the information specified in 47 C.F.R. 25.137, as appropriate. If No,
proceed to question 43.




42b. What administration has licensed or is in the process of licensing the space station? If no license will be issued, what administration has
coordinated or is in the process of coordinating the space station?




43. Description. (Summarize the nature of the application and the services to be provided).                      (If the complete description does
not appear in this box, please go to the end of the form to view it in its entirety.)
    Applicant seeks authority to operate the proposed earth station as part of its ground
    segment for the proposed LEMUR system.




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43a. Geographic Service Rule Certification                                                                                        A
By selecting A, the undersigned certifies that the applicant is not subject to the geographic service or geographic
coverage requirements specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 25.
                                                                                                                                  B
By selecting B, the undersigned certifies that the applicant is subject to the geographic service or geographic
coverage requirements specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 25 and will comply with such requirements.
                                                                                                                                  C
By selecting C, the undersigned certifies that the applicant is subject to the geographic service or geographic
coverage requirements specified in 47 C.F.R. Part 25 and will not comply with such requirements because it is not
feasible as a technical matter to do so, or that, while technically feasible, such services would require so many
compromises in satellite design and operation as to make it economically unreasonable. A narrative description
and technical analysis demonstrating this claim are attached.




CERTIFICATION
The Applicant waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or of the electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the
United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests an authorization in accordance with this
application. The applicant certifies that grant of this application would not cause the applicant to be in violation of the spectrum aggregation limit
in 47 CFR Part 20. All statements made in exhibits are a material part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application.
The undersigned, individually and for the applicant, hereby certifies that all statements made in this application and in all attached exhibits are
true, complete and correct to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.




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44. Applicant is a (an): (Choose the button next to applicable response.)

      Individual
      Unincorporated Association
      Partnership
      Corporation
      Governmental Entity
      Other (please specify)




     45. Name of Person Signing                                             46. Title of Person Signing
     Jonathan Rosenblatt                                                    General Counsel


47. Please supply any need attachments.
 Attachment 1: Exhibit C                          Attachment 2:                                     Attachment 3:




            WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND / OR IMPRISONMENT
                  (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION
                (U.S. Code, Title 47, Section 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, Section 503).




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                                         SATELLITE EARTH STATION AUTHORIZATIONS
                                  FCC Form 312 − Schedule B:(Technical and Operational Description)
                                                     FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY



Location of Earth Station Site

E1: Site Identifier: TXGS               E5. Call Sign:
E2: Contact Name Jonathan               E6. Phone         4153563400 x351
                 Rosenblatt             Number:
E3. Street:          904 Quality Way    E7. City:         Richardson

                                        E8. County:       Dallas

E4. State            TX                 E9. Zip Code      75081

E10. Area of Operation:                 Richardson, TX
E11. Latitude:       32 °57 ’58.38 "N
E12. Longitude:      96 °42 ’41.58 "W
E13. Lat/Lon Coordinates are:              NAD−27            NAD−83              N/A


E14. Site Elevation (AMSL):             201.0 meters




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E15. If the proposed antenna(s) operate in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) with geostationary satellites, do(es) the
proposed antenna(s) comply with the antenna gain patterns specified in Section 25.209(a) and (b) as demonstrated         Yes   No        N/A
by the manufacturer’s qualification measurement? If NO, provide as a technical analysis showing compliance with
two−degree spacing policy.


E16. If the proposed antenna(s) do not operate in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS), or if they operate in the Fixed
Satellite Service (FSS) with non−geostationary satellites, do(es) the proposed antenna(s) comply with the antenna        Yes   No        N/A
gain patterns specified in Section 25.209(a2) and (b) as demonstrated by the manufacturer’s qualification
measurements?


E17. Is the facility operated by remote control? If YES, provide the location and telephone number of the control
point.                                                                                                                   Yes        No




E18. Is frequency coordination required? If YES, attach a frequency coordination report as
                                                                                                                         Yes        No


E19. Is coordination with another country required? If YES, attach the name of the country(ies) and plot of
coordination contours as                                                                                                 Yes        No


E20. FAA Notification − (See 47 CFR Part 17 and 47 CFR part 25.113(c)) Where FAA notification is required, have
you attached a copy of a completed FCC Form 854 and or the FAA’s study regarding the potential hazard of the             Yes        No
structure to aviation?
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH 47 CFR PARTS 17 AND 25 WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THIS
APPLICATION.
 POINTS OF COMMUNICATION
Satellite Name:    OTHER | OTHER | If you selected OTHER, please enter the following:




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E21. Common Name: Spire (S2946)                                     E22. ITU Name:
E23. Orbit Location: NGSO                                           E24. Country: USA
     POINTS OF COMMUNICATION (Destination Points)
E25. Site Identifier: TXGS
E26. Common Name:                                                   E27. Country:USA
 ANTENNA
Site ID             E28. Antenna Id      E29. Quantity      E30.            E31. Model          E32. Antenna       E41/42. Antenna
                                                            Manufacturer                        Size<meters>       GainTransmint
                                                                                                                   and/or Recieve
                                                                                                                   (____dBi at
                                                                                                                   _____GHz)
TXGS                UHF−1                1                  M2 Antenna      401CP14             1.85               11.5 dBi at
                                                            Systems                                                0.402525
                                                                                                                   11.5 dBi at
                                                                                                                   0.402525
                    SBAND−1                                 ARA − Seavey    C1502−800           1.2                25.7 dBi at 2.0225



E28. Antenna     E33/34.          E35. Above        E36. Above Sea E37. Building     E38. Total        E39.             E40. Total
Id               Diameter         Ground            Level<BR>      Height Above      Input Power at    Maximum          EIRP for al
                 Minor/Major      Level<BR>         (meters)       Ground            antenna           Antenna Height   carriers<BR>
                 (meters)         (meters)                         Level<BR>         flange<BR>        Above            (dBW)
                                                                   (meters)          (Watts)           Rooftop<BR>
                                                                                                       (meters)
UHF−1            1.85/1.85        10.2              211.2           6.0              100.0             4.2              31.5
SBAND−1          1.2/1.2          10.2              211.2           6.0              0.0               4.2              0.0
FREQUENCY



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E28. Antenna Id    E43/44.         E45. T/R Mode            E46. Antenna      E47. Emission             E48. Maximum     E49. Maximum
                   Frequency Bands                          Polarization(H,V, Designator                EIRP per Carrier ERIP Density per
                   (MHz)                                    L,R)                                        (dBW)            Carrier
                                                                                                                         (dBW/4kHz)
UHF−1              402         403    T                     Right Hand            15K0F1D               31.5                  25.75968
                                                            Circular
E50. Modulation and Services     (If the complete description does not appear in this box, please go to the end of the form to view it in its
entirety.)
     Digital/Telecommand Uplink




UHF−1              402         403    R                     Right Hand            15K0F1D               0.0                   0.0
                                                            Circular
E50. Modulation and Services     (If the complete description does not appear in this box, please go to the end of the form to view it in its
entirety.)
     Digital/Backup Data Downlink and Telecommand




SBAND−1            2020        2025   R                     Right Hand            250KG1D               0.0                   0.0
                                                            Circular




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E50. Modulation and Services         (If the complete description does not appear in this box, please go to the end of the form to view it in its
entirety.)
       Digital/Data Downlink and Telecommand




FREQUENCY COORDINATION
E28.             E51. Satellite E52/53.     E54/55.               E56. Earth       E57.             E58. Earth       E59.             E60.
Antenna Id       Orbit Type     Frequency   Range of              Station          Antenna          Station          Antenna          Maximum
                                Limits(MHz) Satellite Arc         Azimuth          Elevation        Azimuth          Elevation        EIRP Density
                                            E/W Limit             Angle            Angle            Angle            Angle            toward the
                                                                  Eastern Limit    Eastern Limit    Western          Western          Horizon
                                                                                                    Limit            Limit            (dBW/4kHz)


UHF−1            Non−          402                0.0/ 0.0        0.0              10.0             360.0            10.0             25.75968
                 Geostationary 403


SBAND−1          Non−          2020               0.0/ 0.0        0.0              10.0             360.0            10.0             0.0
                 Geostationary 2025

REMOTE CONTROL POINT LOCATION
     E61. Call Sign                                                           E65. Phone Number
                                                                              4153563400 x307
   NOTE: Please enter the callsign of the controlling station, not the
callsign for which this application is being filed.
     E62. Street Address
     33 Norfolk Street




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     E63. City                                      E67. County                                      E64/68.                  E66. Zip Code
     San Francisco                                  San Francisco                                 State/Country               94103
                                                                                                     CA/ USA


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