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LCTS on ALPHASAT and Sentinel 1a: in orbit status of the LEO to geo data relay system
Author(s): H. Zech; F. Heine; D. Troendle; P. M. Pimentel; K. Panzlaff; M. Motzigemba; R. Meyer; S. Philipp-May

Paper Abstract

The performance of sensors for Earth Observation Missions is constantly improving. This drives the need for a reliable, high-speed data transfer capability from a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft (S/C) to ground. In addition, for the transfer of time-critical data to ground, a low latency between data generation in orbit and data reception at the respective mission control center is of high importance. Laser communication between Satellites for high data transmission in combination with a GEO data relay system for reducing the latency time addresses these requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105630W (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304149
Show Author Affiliations
H. Zech, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
F. Heine, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
D. Troendle, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
P. M. Pimentel, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
K. Panzlaff, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
M. Motzigemba, TESAT Spacecom (Germany)
R. Meyer, DLR (Germany)
S. Philipp-May, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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