In­u­vik ground sta­tion

Inuvik ground station in Canada
In­u­vik ground sta­tion in Cana­da
Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Inuvik ground station in Canada

An­ten­na dur­ing a satel­lite pas­sage. The satel­lite is fol­lowed by the an­ten­na. Da­ta is re­ceived and com­mands are sent.

The Inuvik satellite receiving station is a large-scale facility operated by DLR in Inuvik (Canada). Among other things, the ground station is used to receive data from the TanDEM-X satellite and the Sentinel-5P Earth observation mission.

Communication in almost any orbit

Due to the geographical location of the ground station of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for remote sensing data in cooperation with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), it is possible to set up remote sensing satellites (satellites in polar orbit) in almost any orbit communication. Among other things, a 13-metre auto tracking reflector antenna for S- and X-band is used for this purpose.

The system also enables command and control of the satellites (TT&C service, Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support) and ensures timely access to remote sensing data. Inuvik is the first operational satellite ground station on the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF).

  • Daniel Sander
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Ger­man Re­mote Sens­ing Da­ta Cen­ter (DFD)
    In­ter­na­tion­al Ground Seg­ment
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling

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