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OPTEL-μ LEO to ground laser communications terminal: flight design and status of the EQM development project
Author(s): G. Baister; R. Greger; M. Bacher; M. Stumpf; L. Francou; K. Buchheim

Paper Abstract

The OPTEL-μ terminal is designed to transmit data generated on-board LEO satellites to an optical ground station at a data rate of 2 Gbps. This would allow operators of LEO satellites to downlink the large amounts of data being generated by their payload to ground. To make this technology attractive to LEO satellite user community the design of the OPTEL-μ has minimal impact to the spacecraft resources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105622U (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296075
Show Author Affiliations
G. Baister, OEI Opto AG (Switzerland)
R. Greger, OEI Opto AG (Switzerland)
M. Bacher, RAUG Space (Switzerland)
M. Stumpf, OEI Opto AG (Switzerland)
L. Francou, OEI Opto AG (Switzerland)
K. Buchheim, OEI Opto AG (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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