Mission Control and Ground Station

The telecommand uplink, as well as the telemetry downlink is performed via the ESA Operations Centre in Darmstadt/Germany. During the first hours after launch and during the commissioning phase, additional passes will be scheduled via Graz using the TUG-2 UHF Station and its control centre at Inffeldgasse 10 in Graz.

© TUGraz/IKS

Launch

The launch of OPSSAT is currently scheduled for December 17, 2019. The satellite will fly as secondary payload onboard of a Soyuz-ST-A /Fregat-M (VS23), launched at Kourou/French Guyana. The target orbit is a sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit at an altitude of 530km.

Details regarding videos or streams of the launch will be provided once available.