FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Nanoracks LLC

Address
Attention: John Brewer
Street Address: 503 Forge River Road
P.O. Box:
City: Webster
State: TX
Zip Code: 77598
Country:
E-Mail Address: jbrewer@nanoracks.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Miller
First Name: Michael
Title: Licensing Coordinator
Phone Number: 415 385-3842

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA License is necessary to authorize radio transmission of data from the NanoRacks Mars Outpost experiment aboard the SpaceX Upper stage in low earth orbit. The mission operation will last about 2 hours after launch, until the second stage deorbits. The requested period of validity for the license is 6 months, to allow for slips in the launch.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Downlink data from the Mars Outpost experiment.

Information
Callsign: WT9XSQ
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 05/15/2022
Operation End Date: 11/14/2022

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
Syrlinks EWC31 1 No
Syrlinks EWC27 1 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): Michael L Miller
Title of Applicant (if any): Licensing Coordinator
Date: 2022-03-21 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
NONGEOSTATIONARY Space Station North      West      LEO S Band
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(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
New 2209.20000000- MHz MO 2.000000 W 3.860000 W P 0.00075000 % 2M00G1D OQPSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
NONGEOSTATIONARY Space Station North      West      LEO X Band
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
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
New 8045.00000000- MHz MO 2.000000 W 3.860000 W P 0.00100000 % 16M0G1D OQPSK