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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #560 on: 01/04/2023 03:14 am »
Nome, AK filing: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/ib/forms/reports/swr031b.hts?q_set=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number/%3D/SESSTAINTR202300012&prepare=&column=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number

SpaceX Services, Inc. (“SpaceX Services”), pursuant to Section 25.120 of the Commission’s rules, hereby requests Special Temporary Authority (“STA”) to add additional Ka- band frequencies to and lower the minimum elevation angle of its polar gateway earth station in Nome, Alaska (the “Nome gateway”) to support the critical early-mission period, including orbit raising, of upcoming high-inclination launches of non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) satellites operated by its sister company, Space Exploration Holdings, LLC (“SpaceX”).


Lowering the min. elevation to 5 degrees (from 25), and adding 27.5-28.35ghz.
« Last Edit: 01/04/2023 03:15 am by virtuallynathan »

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #561 on: 01/23/2023 11:59 am »
SpaceX is asking FCC to apply the same conditions in Gen2 authorization to other constellations, so far they have filed request against Kuiper V band and AST SpaceMobile constellation.

The 5 conditions they asked FCC to require other constellations to meet are:
• file semi-annual reports on collision avoidance maneuvers and satellite disposal, including
any difficulties or failures related thereto;
• apply a new performance-based method for assessing disposal failures that accounts for
both the number of failed satellites and their entire passive decay time;
• communicate and collaborate with NASA to promote space safety and sustainability;
• take all possible steps to assess and mitigate collision risk after receiving a conjunction
warning from the 19th Space Defense Squadron or other source; and
• coordinate with NSF to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to mitigate the impact of
its satellites on optical ground-based astronomy, with associated annual reporting
requirements.
« Last Edit: 01/23/2023 12:10 pm by su27k »

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #562 on: 01/24/2023 12:33 am »
From the STA for using the VHF beacons on Gen 2 sats, SpaceX was granted permission to use them on some of the requested frequencies for up to 15 satellites for 30 days.  I assume they'll be able to file extensions when the 30 days is up.
« Last Edit: 01/24/2023 12:34 am by gongora »

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #563 on: 01/24/2023 05:38 am »
so far they have filed request against Kuiper V band and AST SpaceMobile constellation.

Also against OneWeb, Telesat, Viasat, Hughes, O3b, Boeing, Planet LabsIntelsat, and 17 other satellite operators.
« Last Edit: 01/24/2023 06:35 am by OceanCat »

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #564 on: 01/24/2023 06:51 pm »
so far they have filed request against Kuiper V band and AST SpaceMobile constellation.

Also against OneWeb, Telesat, Viasat, Hughes, O3b, Boeing, Planet LabsIntelsat, and 17 other satellite operators.

Would some kind soul attach the relevant docs to this thread - the links above take me to a login/public notices page on which these can not be found.

Thanks in advance.

Offline virtuallynathan

Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #565 on: 01/24/2023 07:26 pm »
so far they have filed request against Kuiper V band and AST SpaceMobile constellation.

Also against OneWeb, Telesat, Viasat, Hughes, O3b, Boeing, Planet LabsIntelsat, and 17 other satellite operators.

Would some kind soul attach the relevant docs to this thread - the links above take me to a login/public notices page on which these can not be found.

Thanks in advance.

The trick with the FCC website is to click a bunch of times and eventually it will download  :o

They are basically form letters with INSERT_CONSTELLATION as far as I can see.

« Last Edit: 01/24/2023 07:27 pm by virtuallynathan »

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #566 on: 02/03/2023 11:02 am »
Since SpaceX already launched to Gen 2 orbits several times but with Gen 1 sats, will it count as 7500 FCC-approved slots or not?
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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #567 on: 02/03/2023 03:15 pm »
Since SpaceX already launched to Gen 2 orbits several times but with Gen 1 sats, will it count as 7500 FCC-approved slots or not?

Yes

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #568 on: 02/04/2023 04:44 am »
Since SpaceX already launched to Gen 2 orbits several times but with Gen 1 sats, will it count as 7500 FCC-approved slots or not?

Yes

Note that at a later date SpaceX can (and likely will) replace these early satellites in the Gen 2 orbits with the Starlink Gen 2 Starship version, but that will likely come at a later date.

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Re: Starlink : New FCC and ITU Filings
« Reply #569 on: 02/04/2023 01:25 pm »
7500 is just the number approved for now.  It does not prevent the FCC from approving the full constellation later. Even with an operational Starship, it will take them a couple of years to launch the initial 7500.

Though it might take some extra paperwork, at some point the v1 and v1.5 phase 1 satellites will need to be replaced.  At that point the replacements will most likely be what ever the latest version of the Starship Gen. 2 satellite have evolved into.
« Last Edit: 02/04/2023 01:26 pm by kevin-rf »
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