Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)

Attention: Kristi Key
Street Address: 1 Rocket Road
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
E-Mail Address: kristina.key@spacex.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Key
First Name: Kristi
Title: Ground Segment Administrator
Phone Number: 3104290093

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA uses information in grant 1760-EX-ST-2023 to add additional booster frequency 2388.5 MHz. STA is necessary to authorize Starship test flight 3 vehicle communications from the launch pad at Boca Chica TX, and the experimental recovery operation following the Starship test vehicle demo launch. Trajectory data will be provided directly to NTIA, USAF, and NASA. Launch licensing authority is FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Experimental orbital demo and recovery test of the Starship test vehicle from Boca Chica TX.

Callsign: WP9XLD
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 12/01/2023
Operation End Date: 02/23/2024

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
SpaceX 01390883-503 11 Yes
Antenna.us UL-235A-498 1 Yes

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): Kristi Key
Title of Applicant (if any): Ground Segment Administrator
Date: 2023-11-03 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Boca Chica Texas North  25  59  50 West  97  9  25 Boca Chica TX Orbital Pad; Launch Vehicle Booster
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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   85.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   1.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   26.00
(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: not specified
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2388.50000000- MHz MO 4.000000 W 25.000000 W M 0.00022500 % 4M88G1D 6.25 mbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2388.50000000- MHz MO 4.000000 W 25.000000 W M 0.00022500 % 5M00D1D 4.63 Msym/s