SS/X/K Multiband Feed System

National and international satellite missions such as the European Earth observation programs like Copernicus or the Sentinel satellites provide observational data on the state of the Earth’s ecosystem. In addition, the numerous new missions, e.g.

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X/K-Band Feeds for ESAs Deep Space Antenna 2 & 3

The European Space Agency (ESA) runs several scientific exploration and research deep space missions e.g. Rosetta, Mars-Express, Venus-Express or space observatories like Herschel or Planck. To ensure a reliable communication with such deep space probes, ESA has built up a ground station antenna network all over the globe.

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Q/V-Band Feed for Alphasat TDP#5

The Alphasat I-XL, launched in 2013, included beyond its main task several ESA TDPs (Technology Demonstration Payloads). TDP5 includes a Q-/V Band communications experiment to assess the feasibility of these bands for future commercial applications.

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S-Band Tracking Feed System for Galileo Ground Segment

The Galileo Project is Europe’s initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure.

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K/Ka-Band Antenna and Feed System

In the early 2000s, more and more satellite missions were planned to collect large amounts of data or to enable broadband communications. At that time, however, only few ground stations for deep space and near-Earth

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Switching & Combining Systems

Switching & Combining System

In order to bundle the many different TV channel signals to a limited amount of antennas, high performance Tx switching and combining systems are required to guarantee a continuous operation. Therefore during the last two decades MIRAD has not only been the prime provider of various feed systems for SES’s ground station antenna parc in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, but has also designed and manufactured a large amount of complex switching and combining systems, often consisting of 2×9 channels.

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