FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Intuitive Machines

Address
Attention: John Graves
Street Address: 3700 Bay Area Blvd, Ste. 600
P.O. Box: 77058
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip Code: 77058
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: jgraves@intuitivemachines.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Anthony
First Name: Jonathan
Title: IM-Hopper Vehicle Avionics Lead
Phone Number: 281-814-2241

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA is to allow operation in the 430-440 MHz portion of the amateur band for short range testing of a set of radio units intended for short range operations on the Lunar surface on the IM-2 lunar lander mission in 2023. The STA will support a finite window of testing at IM facilities. A separate license will be sought for the actual flight to the Moon.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  To perform unit testing of the spacecrafts UHF system prior to flight. During the operation, up to two UHF frequencies will be used in various configurations of 2-3 AX100 units at a time; either 1 base to 1 user or 1 base to 2 user radios.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 03/22/2022
Operation End Date: 09/22/2022

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
GOMSpace AX100 Radio 3 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): John Graves
Title of Applicant (if any): IM Operations Lead
Date: 2022-03-01 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Houston Texas North  29  35  26 West  95  6  2 0.20
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 430.00000000-440.00000000 MHz FX 1.300000 W 1.800000 W P 80K0F1D GFSK/GMSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 430.00000000-440.00000000 MHz FX 1.300000 W 1.800000 W P 80K0F1D GFSK/GMSK