ESOC-1 is one of SMILE's antennas
It is located in esoc and usage can be requested by ESA member state business, university, institute or organisation to explore methods of operating their small satellites, ground stations or other related activity.
The antenna is a 3.7m dish supporting commercial S-Band up- and down-link and X-Band down-link. It is located at esoc premises. It is free to use and included in the SMILE structure and within that each interface can be accessed for validating new concepts of operation.
The antenna has a scheduling interface, allowing for fully automatic, unmanned operation which is used to support esoc’s own cubesat, OPS-SAT, since its launched in December 2019.
Find out more about SMILE:
|VMs on SMILELAN||Project specific VMs on SMILELAN|
|Frequency range||S-Band TX: 2020-2120 MHz|
S-Band RX: 2200-2300 MHz
X-Band RX: 7900-8400 MHz
|Intermediate frequency||S-Band TX: 230 MHz|
S-Band RX: 70 MHz
X-Band RX: 720 MHz
|Maximum EIRP||86.5 dBm|
|Figure of merit (G/T)||S-Band: 12.8 dB/K|
X-Band: 25.4 dB/K
|3 dB beam width||S-Band: 2°|
|3 Axis movement||Azimuth: 360° continuous|
Elevation: 5-110° Tilt: ±25°
|Operating temperature||-20 to +55 °C|
|Maximum wind speed (radome covered)||185 km/h|
|Weight (including radome)||1100 kg|
|Radome Size||Base Diameter: 3 m|
Height: 4.3 m
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