Space Station Accepted for Filing PN 04/03/2014
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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WASHINGTON D.C. 20554
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TTY (202) 418-2555
Report No. SAT-01007
Friday April 4, 2014
Policy Branch Information
Satellite Space Applications Accepted for FilingThe applications listed below have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves
the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined the application is not in
conformance with the Commission's rules or its policies. Consideration of each satellite application in this Public Notice
may depend on the Commission's action on another satellite application earlier in the queue. Petitions, oppositions and
other pleadings filed in response to this notice should conform to Section 25.154 of the Commission's rules, unless
otherwise noted. 47 C.F.R. § 25.154.
Planet Labs Inc.
Planet Labs Inc. requests modification of its license to operate a constellation of non-geostationary Earth imagery space stations. Planet Labs'
current license is for 28 satellites deployed at an altitude of 410 kilometers and transmitting in the 8025-8400 MHz band and receiving
command signals in the 2025-2110 MHz band, with authority to use 401-402 MHz and 449.75-450.25 MHz for early-phase and emergency
backup telemetry, tracking, and command. Planet Labs proposes to operate 39 additional satellites that are physically and technically identical to
those currently authorized, but would be placed in different orbits. Planet Labs seeks authority to launch and deploy 28 of the additional
satellites ("Flock 1b") at altitudes between 380 and 410 km. Planet Labs also seeks authority to launch and deploy 11 satellites ("Flock 1c") into
orbit at 620 km altitude. Planet Labs requests waiver of procedural requirements in Sections 25.156 and 25.157 of the Commission's rules and
the default service rules in Section 25.217(b).
For more information concerning this Notice, contact the Satellite Division at 202-418-0719; TTY 202-418-2555.
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