Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  National Center for Advanced Small Spacecraft Technoloyg (NCASST)

Attention: Ali Guarneros Luna
Street Address: 95 S. Morrison Ave
P.O. Box:
City: San Jose
State: CA
Zip Code: 95126
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: mlmiller@sterksolutions.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: Communications Coordinator
Phone Number: 4153853842

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
We are a team of San Jose State University students with advisors from Ames Research Center and elsewhere. We are conducting a short duration test, using a picosatellite (10 cm cube) in Low Earth Orbit. The experiment will use Short Burst Data modems to facilitate communication to misson control, using the Orbcomm and Iridium constellations. We believe an STA is necessary because this involves space to space communications. 6/10/2012 Also NASA JSC requests we add the amateur beacon to the STA application.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Cubesatellite experiment The purpose is to demonstrate the feasibility of using satellite phone constellations to communiicate with small satellites in low earth orbit.

Callsign: WF9XTD
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/26/2012
Operation End Date: 11/26/2012

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
Orbcomm Q1000 1 Yes
Iridium Q9602 1 Yes
Stensat Group LLC SRB-51-01 1 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): Michael Miller
Title of Applicant (if any): Communications Coordinator
Date: 2012-04-27 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      Low Earth Orbit, 400 km altitude, 51 degree inclination
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 437.46500000- MHz MO 250.000000 mW 200.000000 mW M 0.00250000 % 25K0F1D