Attachment 20111121171657.pdf


DECISION submitted by IB/FCC



This document pretains to SES-STA-20111108-01341 for Special Temporal Authority on a Satellite Earth Station filing.

                                             E7541       SES—STA—20111108—01341      182011004826
                                             Lockheed Martin Corporation

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 1. Applicant

           Name:        Lockheed Martin Corporation         Phone Number:                      703—413—5970
           DBA Name:                                        Fax Number:                        703—413—5908

           Street:      2121 Crystal Drive                  E—Mail:                  
                        Suite 100
           City:        Arlington                           State:                                 VA
           Country:     USA                                 Zipcode:                           22202       —
           Attention:   Ms Jennifer Warren

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Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
File Number: SES—STA—20111108—01341
Call Sign: E7541

Lockheed Martin Corporation, is granted, under the following conditions, Special Temporary
Authority for 30 days, from 11/23/2011 to 12/23/2011, to operate as described in SES—STA—
20111108—01341, to provide telemetry, tracking and control functions during the post—launch
and transfer orbit phases of operation for the AsiaSat—7 satellite that will be operated by Asia
Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited. Based on the following conditions:

1. Operations under this authority are on a non—interference basis only.
2. Operations under this authority are on a non—protected basis only.
3. Operations will be performed in the following frequencies: 6420 MHz (RHCP) and 6426
MHz RHCP and LHCP telecommand uplink channels to AsiaSat—7 and telemetry signals
from the AsiaSat—7 satellite on frequencies the 4199.25 MHz and 4199.85 MHz RHCP and
4. In the event that there is a report of interference, Lockheed must immediately terminate
transmissions and notify the FCC in writing.
5. The LEOP operations will be coordinated with all operators of satellites that use the same
frequency bands and are in the LEOP path. All operators of satellites in that path will be
provided with an emergency phone number where the licensee can be reached in the event
that harmful interference occurs.
6. Lockheed must make all reasonable and customary measures to ensure that the earth
station does not create a potential for harmful non—ionizing radiation to persons who may be
in the vicinity of the earth station when it is in operation. At a minimum, permanent warning
labels shall be fixed to the earth station and its housing warning of the radiation hazard and
including a diagram showing the regions around the earth station where radiation levels could
exceed 1 .OmW/cem2. The earth station operator shall be responsible for assuring that
individuals do not stray into the regions around the earth station where there is a potential for
exceeding the maximum permissible exposure limits required by 47 C.F.R. §1.1310. This
shall be accomplished by means of signs, caution tape, verbal warnings, placement of the
earth station so as to minimize access to the hazardous region, and/or other appropriate

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                                                                               Exhibit A
                                                                               Lockheed Martin Corporation
                                                                               Carpentersville, NJ Earth Station
                                                                               Call Sign E7541
                                                                               STA Request for
                                                                                 LEOp TT&C Operations
                                                                               November 2011


        Lockheed Martin Corporation ("Lockheed Martin®") requests special temporary authority
("STA") to operate its Carpentersville, New Jersey C—band fixed earth station (see File No. SES—
LIC—20081103—01443, as amended) ‘ to provide telemetry, tracking and control ("TT&C")
functions during the post—launch and transfer orbit phases of operation for the AsiaSat—7 satellite
that will be operated by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited ("AsiaSat").
AsiaSat—7 is currently scheduled for launch on November 25, 2011, and Lockheed Martin
intends to perform test transmissions in preparation for the launch on or about November 24,
2011. To the extent required to meet this timetable, Lockheed Martin requests expedited
treatment of the instant STA request and action by November 23, 2011.

       Lockheed Martin specifically seeks authority to transmit using right—hand circular
polarization on the 6426.0 MHz frequency, and using both right—hand and left—hand circular
polarization on the 6428 MHz frequency. The earth station would receive telemetry signals from
the AsiaSat—7satellite on the 4199.25 MHz and 4199.85 MHz channels (both left—hand circular
polarization). The mission duration for the TT&C operations requested here is no more than 10
days after launch. Lockheed Martin hereby requests a 30—day STA term commencing
November 23, 2011 to enable it to accommodate any slippage in the launch date without the
need for additional authority from the Commission.

        The transmit frequencies Lockheed Martin seeks to use for the AsiaSat—7 TT&C support
operations are not included in Lockheed Martin‘s former license for Call Sign E7541 and current
application for the C—band antenna in File No. SES—LIC—20081103—01443 (also under Call Sign
E7541). Lockheed Martin notes, however, that the Commission has previously granted
Lockheed Martin STA requests for launch and early—operations ("LEOp") TT&C support using
its Carpentersville, New Jersey earth station facilities. Most recently, the Commission
authorized Lockheed Martin to perform launch support operations for the QuetzSat—1 in October
2011. See e.g., Request of Lockheed Martin Corp. for STA to support LEOp TT&C Functions
of QuetzSat—1, File No. SES—STA—20110919—01105. See also Request of Lockheed Martin Corp.

‘ The pending application in File No. SES—LIC—20081103—01443, under Call Sign E7541, was filed on a provisional
basis to replace Lockheed Martin‘s inadvertently non—renewed license for a C—band antenna at the Carpentersville,
NJ site under Call Sign E7541. Lockheed Martin‘s petition to reinstate the license for Call Sign E7541, as well as
the "replacement" application it filed in the alternative under File No. SES—LIC—20081103—01443 and Call Sign
E7541, are pending.

* The test transmissions that would begin on or about November 23, 2011 would occur over a period of
approximately two days. During these tests, the earth station would not be communicating with any satellite;
instead, the transmissions will be made with the antenna at zenith to verify RF functionality.

for STA to support LEOp TT&C Functions of BSAT—3¢, File No. SES—STA—20110504—00547;
and Request of Lockheed Martin Corp. for STA to Support LEOp TT&C Functions for
EchoStar—7, File No. SES—STA—20020208—00160 (STA to support launch and early operations
TT&C functions for EchoStar—7 satellite using 17.3—17.8 GHz band frequencies for Earth—to—
space telecommand transmissions). Lockheed Martin‘s pending license application in File No.
SES—LIC—20081103—01443 included a radiation hazard study for this frequency range that
Lockheed Martin hereby incorporates by reference. See Exhibit 28 to Application of Lockheed
Martin Corporation, File No. SES—LIC—20081103—01443.

        Lockheed Martin‘s proposed transmissions on the 6426.0 MHz and 6428.0 MHz transmit
frequencies will use the emission designators for telecommand functions that are proposed in the
pending license application, or will use carriers that do not exceed the highest e.i.r.p., e.i.r.p.
density, and bandwidth prescribed in the application for the telecommand carriers. When no
commands are being sent, a CW carrier that is within the emission envelope proposed in
Lockheed Martin‘s application, as amended, would be present. See File No. SES—AMD—
20081219—01664, at Schedule B. The information in the Schedule B portion of Lockheed
Martin‘s pending application in File No. SES—LIC—20081103—01443, as amended, is hereby
incorporated by reference. Lockheed Martin notes that it is possible that during an unexpected
emergency with the satellite, the power levels proposed for the earth station in the 2008
application as amended may need to be exceeded to help recover the satellite. Under these
extremely unlikely circumstances, Lockheed Martin will make every effort to coordinate such
operations with affected users, and will take all reasonable steps to swiftly eliminate any harmful
interference caused. Lockheed Martin fully understands that all of its proposed launch and early—
operations TT&C support for the AsiaSat—7launch will be on a strictly non—harmful interference,
non—protected basis.

       Lockheed Martin has secured a temporary frequency coordination that includes the entire
proposed STA window (November 23, 2011 through December 22, 2011) for operations on the
AsiaSat—7 TT&C frequencies from its Carpentersville earth station facility. The report is
attached to this Exhibit A.

         Lockheed Martin believes that the limited operations it proposed in support of the launch
of AsiaSat—7 — operations Lockheed Martin and the satellite operator will coordinate in advance
with any and all potentially affected entities that operate communications systems in compliance
with the Table of Frequency Allocations during the limited period of use — are required in the
public interest. Lockheed Martin‘s earth station will be part of a global network of control
facilities that will be used to position the satellite as it progresses from transfer orbit to its final
location. The safe and orderly use of the entire geostationary orbital resource and protection of
the hundreds of satellites from the U.S. and other countries that operate there depends in no small
part on ensuring that the AsiaSat—7 satellite is controlled while over North America, and
Lockheed Martin‘s earth station thus will serve a limited—duration, but nonetheless vital function.

        Lockheed Martin designates Michael Usarzewicz to be the contact person that will be
available whenever transmission to, or reception from, AsiaSat—7 is to occur through the subject
earth station. Mr. Usarzewicz can be reached at the following cell phone number: (609)—865—
2658 and/or station number: (908) 859—4050.

        The antenna to be used for operations under the proposed STA is already built. It is the
same antenna that was previously authorized under Call Sign E7541 and that is now the subject
of the pending application and reinstatement request described in Note 1 above.

        In sum, Lockheed Martin requests authority to operate its Carpentersville, NJ C—band
earth station antenna to provide critical TT&C services during the launch and early operations
phase of the AsiaSat—7 satellite, for a term of 30 days — including two days for calibration testing,
and a 10 day window between November 23 and December 22, 2011 for TT&C support
operations.                                                             |

2. Contact

             Name:          Stephen D. Baruch                    Phone Number:                         202—416—6782
             Company:       Lerman Senter PLLC                   Fax Number:                           202—429—4626
             Street:        2000 K Street, NW                   E—Mail:                      
                            Suite 600
             City:          Washington          |               State:                                 DC
             Country:       USA                                 Zipcode:                              20006       —1809
             Attention:                                         Relationship:                          Legal Counsel

(If your application is related to an application filed with the Commission, enter either the file number or the IB Submission ID of the related
application. Please enter only one.)
3. Reference File Number SESLIC2008110301443 or Submission ID

 4a. Is a fee submitted with this application?
& IfYes, complete and attach FCC Form 159.           If No, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R.Section 1.1114).
C Governmental Entity        C Noncommercial educational licensee
«3 Other(please explain):

4b. Fee Classification    CGX — Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth Station

5. Type Request

«74 Use Prior to Grant                              C Change Station Location                         @ Other

6. Requested Use Prior Date
7. CityCarpentersville                                                     8. Latitude
                                                                           (dd mm ss.s h)   40   38    39.0   N

9. State   NJ                                                               10. Longitude
                                                                            (dd mm ss.s h)    75   11     29.0   W
11. Please supply any need attachments.
Attachment 1: Exhibit A                            Attachment 2:                                        Attachment 3:

12. Description.   (If the complete description does not appear in this box, please go to the end of the form to view it in its entirety.)
    Lockheed Martin Corp.              requests authority to use its Carpentersville, NJ earth station to
    support post—launch/early—operations TT&C for the Asiasat—7 satellite.                                              Action requested
    by November 23,          2011,     to support calibration tests,                  and launch operations during the
    launch now scheduled for November 25,                       2011.      See Exhibit A

13. By checking Yes, the undersigned certifies that neither applicant nor any other party to the application is               Yes        «y 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.

14. Name of Person Signing                                                  15. Title of Person Signing
  Jennifer Warren                                                             Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation
                  (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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