Successful launch of CASSIOPE RSS

01 Oct 2013

SSC and LSE Space support the mission.

SSC provides Ground Station Coverage on the LEOP and routine operations with the PrioraNet polar stations of Kiruna and Inuvik. LSE Space has developed an SLE Service Provider that is installed in those ground stations and is being used for first time. Additionally, LSE Space Ground Data Systems Team supports the TT&C services for CASSIOPE at the O'Higgins ground station.

After a couple of delays in the past weeks, CASSIOPE was finally launched on 29th September aboard a Space X Falcon 9 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

LSE Space contributed in two ways to this Canadian hybrid mission (CASSIOPE carries both a communications relay payload for a commercial digital broadcast courier service and an instrument to observe the Earth's ionosphere).

The Ground Station Coverage services at Inuvik and Kiruna are provided by SSC using the CCSDS Standard SLE.
LSE Space has developed an SLE Service Provider that is installed in the PrioraNet polar stations of Kiruna and Inuvik and is being used for first time on a real mission with Cassiope.  The Software Architect and main responsible for this product and its development and installation is an LSE Space engineer. He is supporting SSC from the Kiruna station during the first days of the LEOP to ensure there are no problems. He also contributed to the definition of this mission's SLE configuration.

Support to Cassiope is provided, among others, by DLR through the German Antarctic Receiving Station O'Higgins. The LSE Space Ground Data Systems team is in charge for the CASSIOPE TT&C services at the O'Higgins ground station. 

Image: MDA Corp.



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