On Monday, 16th of October, the DLR antenna located on the International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) in Inuvik tracked for the first time a satellite of the European Commission to receive X-band data. The satellite referred to is the Sentinel-5P satellite, a mission for monitoring the atmosphere, launched on Friday, 13th of October.
Following this debut many further X-band receptions will be conducted by the DLR system at the ISSF which lately has become a Copernicus Core Ground Station and therefore will serve the European Copernicus Programme by receiving data from the ECs Sentinel Fleet. CCMEOs ISSF hosts additionally to the DLR antenna system antennas from Swedish Space Corporation SSC and from Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation CCMEO.
International Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) in Inuvik