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Inuvik Ground Station: Experience from the operations of Sentinel-5P

Peterson, Samuel and Vester, Corinna and Metzig, Robert and Mesples, Daniel (2021) Inuvik Ground Station: Experience from the operations of Sentinel-5P. 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 25-29 October 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Official URL: http://iafastro.directory/iac/paper/id/67138/summary/

Abstract

The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) located in the Canadian Arctic Circle hosts satellite ground stations owned by the Canadian Government, DLR, SSC, and CNES. The geographic location of ISSF makes these antennas ideal for tracking polar orbiting spacecraft. The Sentinel-5P mission was the first spacecraft controlled from ESA’s European Space Operations Centre to utilize antennas located in Inuvik to support operations. This paper will present operational experience using ISSF antennas to support Sentinel-5P including S-Band TT&C services during LEOP and S/X-Band downlink telemetry services during commissioning and routine operations. An overview of the Sentinel-5P mission will be included along with a description of the ground network used to support the mission during each phase of operations. Details of the Inuvik station will be provided including technical specifications, communications architecture, types of service, and how Inuvik complements the overall ground network. Operational experience and statistics will be included. The future outlook for ISSF will be examined including additional missions, expansion opportunities, and planned upgrades.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/145771/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Inuvik Ground Station: Experience from the operations of Sentinel-5P
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Peterson, SamuelSSC Space US, Inc., 417 Caredean Dr., Horsham, PA 19044, U.S.A.UNSPECIFIED
Vester, CorinnaNatural Resources Canada,560 Rochester Street, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5K2, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Metzig, RobertRobert.Metzig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mesples, DanielEuropean Space Operations Center, Robert-Bosch-straße 5, 64293 Darmstadt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 October 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:ground station, communications, polar, Inuvik, Sentinel, Copernicus, Canada, ESA, DLR, SSC
Event Title:72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25-29 October 2021
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Payload ground segment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Metzig, Robert
Deposited On:24 Nov 2021 10:52
Last Modified:24 Nov 2021 10:52

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