23/26 GHz Earth station antenna for the in-orbit testing of the Artemis satellite

Kari Markus, Jouko Aurinsalo, Ismo Huhtinen, Tapio Salminen, Jaakko Vanhatalo, Jaakko Santala

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    Abstract

    The main role of the ESA geostationary Artemis satellite is to relay data from low orbiting earth observation satellites to users in Europe. For this purpose Artemis has three data relay payloads: two payloads operating at microwave frequencies (S and Ka band) and one optical payload (SILEX). VTT Information Technology and Ylinen Electronics Co. deliver the Ka band in-orbit test station for the in-orbit testing of the Artemis Ka band payload. The characteristics of an in-orbit test station antenna must be known very accurately in order to perform accurate satellite in-orbit measurements. Hence, the antenna electrical and mechanical design, manufacturing, measurements and calibrations form a very challenging task.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMillennium Conference on Antennas & Propagation
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
    ISBN (Electronic)978-92-90-92776-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventMillennium Conference on Antennas and Propagation, AP 2000 - Davos, Switzerland
    Duration: 9 Apr 200014 Apr 2000

    Publication series

    SeriesESA Special Publication
    Volume444
    ISSN0379-6566

    Conference

    ConferenceMillennium Conference on Antennas and Propagation, AP 2000
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityDavos
    Period9/04/0014/04/00

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    Markus, K., Aurinsalo, J., Huhtinen, I., Salminen, T., Vanhatalo, J., & Santala, J. (2000). 23/26 GHz Earth station antenna for the in-orbit testing of the Artemis satellite. In Millennium Conference on Antennas & Propagation [0594] European Space Agency ESA. ESA Special Publication, Vol.. 444