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Design of a Peruvian Small Satellite Network

Canales Romero, Juan Martin (2010) Design of a Peruvian Small Satellite Network. In: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.. SpaceOps 2010 Conference, 25.-30. April 2010, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

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A national concept for the implementation of a network of ground stations for small satellite missions is being designed. This network shall support the newly conceived small satellite program in Peru. Currently Peruvian engineers conduct investigations on how to carry out this challenging project, which is expected to gain not only Peru but also the Peruvian industry. The proposed network shall be supported not only by Peruvian government institutions, but also by national and international universities. The establishment of such a program has already been started and a couple of European entities and universities are interested in becoming co-partner within the project. The ground stations will be located in remote places in Peru thus providing wide communication coverage, permitting longer contact capabilities between the satellite and the ground, and creating a complex space and ground based system. A network including these places will cover a landscape area larger than one million km2. In general small satellites use a low data rate downlink. Due to less number of access and low power capacity the usage of an UHF transmitter is the only possibility. This network will widen the contact capability with the satellites and consequently there will be more opportunity to dump a higher amount of data. Since the communication system for small satellites is developing in a rapid pace, this network would be beneficial to dump data faster than before allowing the collection and distribution of data in an effective manner for the users. This will permit generating more accurate data generation from the instruments or from the spacecraft itself. At a first level the network will be implemented with UHF band antennas, which in the future will be expanded with S-band antennas. This Peruvian network will be functional for our national small satellite program and also for all the satellite missions that currently operate on radio amateur frequencies.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Design of a Peruvian Small Satellite Network
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Canales Romero, Juan Martinmartin.canales@dlr.de
Date:April 2010
Journal or Publication Title:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
Keywords:satellite network Peru
Event Title:SpaceOps 2010 Conference
Event Location:Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-30. April 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > GSOC-German Space Operations Center
Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Sabine Klaas
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 11:18
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:13

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