FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Space Explorations Technologies

Address
Attention: Christopher Wilkins
Street Address: 1 Rocket Rd
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
Country:
E-Mail Address: cwilkins@spacex.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Wilkins
First Name: Christopher
Title: Engineer
Phone Number: 2026492729

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
SpaceX would like to perform further testing of a radar altimeter on board a helicopter nearby the Cape Canaveral AFS. Emission will last between several minutes to half an hour in duration. All tests will be radiating from the helicopter, with the antenna pointed directly at the ground. All testing based out of Cape will be pre-coordinated with CCAFS.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The radiating in the radar altimetry band is to verify expected performance dynamic performance of a radar altimeter.

Information
Callsign: WL9XBK
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/16/2017
Operation End Date: 04/16/2018

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
Sensor Systems Inc. S67-2002 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): Christopher Wilkins
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2017-10-06 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cape Canaveral AFS Florida North  28  29  11 West  80  32  51 Cape Canaveral AFS, FL: Max altitude 10,000 feet 10.00
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:   45.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   180.00
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   90.00
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:   45.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   175.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   13.00
(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: The nearest airstrip is the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip. All operations will be pre-coordinated with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The antenna is mounted to the helicopter, and pointed directly downward. The test altitudes of emission will vary from ground level to 10,000 ft (3 km).
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 4.22500000- GHz MO 316.000000 mW 2.800000 W P 0.00000500 % 40M0F3N
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 4.25500000- GHz MO 316.000000 mW 2.800000 W P 0.00000500 % 40M0F3N
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 4.34500000- GHz MO 316.000000 mW 2.800000 W P 0.00000500 % 40M0F3N