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OPS-SAT Updated: 04 Oct 2015   Responsible Operator Allesandro Donati DJ0MDO
Supporting Organisation European Space Agency - ESOC  
Contact Person alessandro.donati@esa.int.nospam  
Headline Details: A 3U CubeSat with deployable solar arrays, OPS-SAT is devoted to demonstrating drastically improved mission control capabilities that will arise when satellites can fly more powerful on-board computers. It consists of a satellite that is only 30cm high but that contains an experimental computer that is ten times more powerful than any current ESA spacecraft. OPS-SAT is an open, flying laboratory that will be available for in-orbit demonstration of revolutionary new control systems and software that would be too risky to trial on a "real" satellite. By the end of 2013, over 100 companies and institutions from 17 European countries have registered experimental proposals to fly on OPS-SAT. OPS-SAT will be an in-orbit test-bed for: On-board software applications Advanced communication protocols Compression techniques Demonstration of advanced software-defined radio concepts Optical communication from ground to space Experiments using cameras, attitude control, scheduling and autonomy Experiments with ground-based applications can also be hosted. Proposing a 9k6 GMSK UHF downlink in the Amateur Satellite Service plus a separate 2200MHz primary downlink in the Space Reserach Service and an experimental 8GHz downlink in the Earth Exploration Service. No launch/orbit details are presently available. Detailed info available at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/OPS-SAT ** A freqeuncy of 437,200 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 15 Sep 2015   Freq coordination completed on 04 Oct 2015

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