Team: Ground Stations
The Neustrelitz ground station (ca. 100 km north of Berlin) has been a part of DFD since 1992. Before German unification it was an important receiving station in the Eastern Europe INTERKOSMOS program.
Its activities include the reception of remote sensing data and a variety of science data, full TT&C services in cooperation with the German Space Operation Center GSOC, and the development of ground station components and interface assemblies.
A total of three antenna systems are available for operation in a multimission scenario (technical details are in the table below). One antenna is equipped for S-band transmission, with a second to follow.
The Neustrelitz station is ideally located for achieving maximal coverage of Europe.
Standort Neustrelitz, Deutschland
||53° 19' 47" N |
||13° 04' 12" O|
||115 m above sea level|
||since Jan. 1992|
||TerraSAR-X, ERS 2, IRS-P5, IRS-P6, ENVISAT, CHAMP, GRACE,|
||7.3 m |
||El/Az +7° antenna tilt angle|
||13.5 dB/K (L)|
17 dB/K (S)
31.5 dB/K (X)
||Autotrack und program track|
||DIR1000, direct archive systems from various suppliers|
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Remote Sensing Data Center, National Ground Segment
Tel: +49 3981 480-209
Fax: +49 3981 480-299
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