Galileo S-Band Feeds TT&C

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S-band feed system with feed can

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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X-/K-Band Feeds for DSA2 & DSA3

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Water cooled X-/ K-band feed system integrated into feed can

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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Switching & Combining System

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Ku-band 9:2 channel switching and 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 2x9 channels.

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Q-/V-Band Feed

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Q-V-Band feed system

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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