Mission Control and Ground Station

The Telecommand uplink as well as the downlink of the telemetry and scientific data takes place via a ground station built at the institute. In addition to the antenna tower, a mission control centre was set up to ease the challenges that arise when communicating with the satellite and during tracking.

Mission Control Centre © TU Graz/IKS


The spacecraft was planned for launch on board the VV23 VEGA-C rocket on March 9th, 2023 from Kourou/French Guyana. However, due to problems with the VV22 rocket in December 2022, the launch was postponed. A new launch date will be announced shortly.