FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

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

Address
Attention: Kristi Key
Street Address: 1 Rocket Road
P.O. Box:
City: Hawthorne
State: CA
Zip Code: 90250
Country:
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: 3109708116

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA is necessary to authorize Starship suborbital test vehicle communications for SpaceX Mission 1569 from the Boca Chica launch pad, and the experimental recovery following the suborbital launch. Recovery is limited to 2 functions: (1) prelaunch checkout test of the TC uplink from the ground station at Boca Chica (less than five minutes in duration) and (2) experimental uplink testing from the ground station at Boca Chica during descent. Trajectory data will be provided directly to NTIA, USAF, and NASA. All downrange Earth stations are receive-only. Launch licensing authority is FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Experimental launch, landing, and recovery of the Starship suborbital test vehicle from Boca Chica TX.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/13/2019
Operation End Date: 04/13/2020

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
SpaceX 01364273-401 4 Yes
Antenna.us UL-235A-498 1 Yes

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): Kristi Key
Title of Applicant (if any): Ground Segment Administrator
Date: 2019-09-03 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 Pad Suborbital Test Veh. Max Alt 22.5km 5.00
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:   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: The transmitter/antenna is affixed to a suborbital test vehicle which will fly to an altitude of 20km.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2211.00000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 11.800000 W P 0.00022500 % 4M84F1D 4.167 mbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2232.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 11.800000 W P 0.00022500 % 4M88G1D 6.25 mbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2232.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 11.800000 W P 0.00022500 % 4M84F1D 4.167 mbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2272.50000000- MHz MO 20.000000 W 11.800000 W P 0.00022500 % 4M84F1D 4.167 mbps

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Boca Chica Texas North  25  59  52 West  97  9  26
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:   108.00
(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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   7.00
(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: Antenna is pointed in the exact opposite direction of the nearest airport.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2090.00000000- MHz FX 0.600000 W 3.000000 W P 0.00022550 % 800KG1D 600 kbps