Realization of laser experiments with ESA’S geostationary satellite ARTEMIS
|1Kuzkov, VP, 2Volovyk, DV, 1Kuzkov, SV, 3Sodnik, Z, 2Pukha, S |
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2National Technical University of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», Kyiv, Ukraine
3ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
|Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2010, 16 ;(2):65-69|
|Publication Language: English|
A laser communication system was developed for space-to-ground laser-link experiments between the geostationary satellite ARTEMIS (orbital position is 21.5º East, orbital inclination is more than 7.2º) and optical ground-based station in Kyiv. The main elements of the system were implemented into the technology platform located at the Cassegrain focus (F = 10.5 m) of a 0.7-m astronomical telescope. The pointing and spatial correction system of the telescope was developed for tracking unstable geostationary satellites. A short description of the laser terminal of the ground-based telescope and the results of first tests for the beacon beam of the OPALE laser terminal of the satellite are presented.
|Keywords: geostationary satellites, laser terminal, telescope correction system|
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