Ka-band satel­lite ground sta­tion

Ground station
Ground sta­tion
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Ground station

Ka-band an­ten­na on the roof of the in­sti­tute build­ing in Oberp­faf­fen­hofen.

The Ka-band satellite ground station at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen serves as a gateway antenna for the reception of Technology Demonstration Payload 1 (TDP-1) telemetry from the geostationary satellite Alphasat.

The facility was commissioned in late 2012 and has since been operated by the International Ground Segment Department at the Oberpfaffenhofen site. The system was created as a result of intensive collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Tesat-Spacecom and the DLR Space Administration. The design aimed to ensure the flexible application of the facility, allowing versatile experiments and validation activities. The on-site Alphasat-TDP-1 satellite simulator allows the facility to be used without the involvement of the space segment.

  • Volker Speelmann
    Head of Cen­tral Ex­pen­di­ture Man­age­ment
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
  • Erhard Diedrich
    Head of De­part­ment
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Ger­man Re­mote Sens­ing Da­ta Cen­ter (DFD)
    In­ter­na­tion­al Ground Seg­ment
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2658
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1443
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling

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