Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  ABL Space Systems

Attention: Blaine Riley
Street Address: 224 Oregon St
P.O. Box:
City: El Segundo
State: CA
Zip Code: 90245
E-Mail Address: blaine@ablspacesystems.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Courtney
First Name: Austin
Title: Regulatory Operations Engineer
Phone Number: 424-321-5033

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Commercial space launch of ABLs RS1 launch vehicle from Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska (PCSA) in Kodiak, AK to low Earth orbit. An STA is necessary for this is a short duration mission, lasting a few hours at most.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of ABL Space System’s DEMO -1 mission is to demonstrate the RS1 launch vehicle is ready to support launches from the United States. The DEMO-1 mission will be launched from Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) Pad 3 (57.430684 N, 152.353028 W). The target launch date is summer 2022. The vehicle will reach a 200 km x 350 km orbit inclined at 87° at which point two (2) 6U payloads will be deployed. After payload deployment, the second stage engine will relight and attempt to perform an orbit raising maneuver to circularize the orbit to 350 km x 350 km inclined at 87°. Attempting of this burn will only occur if a nominal burn 1 is observed and proper conditions on propellant and gas residuals are met. Telemetry transmission from the vehicle will downlink using 2211 MHz and 2287.5 MHz through the duration of the flight. Ground stations for the mission are located in Alaska (57.455257N, 152.373381W), Hawaii (21.6705 N, 158.035 W) , and South Africa (25.885503 S, 27.706942 E).

Callsign: WT9XCO
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/01/2022
Operation End Date: 12/31/2022

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
Microwave Innovations 10400-405 2 No

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): Blaine Riley
Title of Applicant (if any): Director of Launch Safety & Licensing
Date: 2022-06-02 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kodiak Alaska North  57  25  50 West  152  21  10 Kodiak, AK to low Earth orbit
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
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 2211.00000000- MHz MO 100.000000 mW 10.000000 W P 0.00200000 % 5M00G1W SOQPSK-TG
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2287.50000000- MHz MO 100.000000 mW 10.000000 W P 0.00200000 % 5M00G1W SOQPSK-TG