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

Attention: Christopher Wilkins
Street Address: 1 Rocket Road
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
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

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA uses information from previous application 1202-EX-ST-2018. This STA covers the experimental first-stage recovery operation, following a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. This request is limited to the brief command uplink from a ground antenna at the landing site to the launch vehicle after landing. Launch vehicle flight communications for this mission are covered by a separate STA.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Experimental launch vehicle first-stage recovery operation. Transmitting station located at the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Callsign: WJ9XFQ
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/25/2018
Operation End Date: 03/25/2019

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
Myers UL-235A-498 1 No
Peak Antennas CO225-2-XS 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): Christopher C. Wilkins
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2018-07-20 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Vandenberg AFB California North  34  38  0 West  120  36  57
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:   102.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   112.00
(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 2090.00000000- MHz FX N/A 3.000000 W P 0.00022500 % 800KG1D 600 kbps