Laser Downlink plus Star Tracker

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The satellite downlink incorporates a star tracker for guidance, which can also be used as a general ADCS sensor for the spacecraft. It has a data rate of 1 Gbps at 1000 km slant range.


The ground station is a 22″ Newtonian telescope, incorporating coarse and fine star guidance cameras.


For safety and regulatory simplicity there is no uplink or beacon laser in the ground segment.

 

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Sinclair Interplanetary – Laser Downlink plus Star Tracker

Overview
NameLaser Downlink plus Star Tracker
ManufacturerSinclair Interplanetary
SubsystemCommunication
ClassificationOptical Comm
Form FactorSmallSat
HeritageNo
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Vendor NameSinclair Interplanetary
Vendor Websitehttp://www.sinclairinterplanetary.com
Vendor LocationCanada
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    SPECIFICATIONS
    SubsystemCommunication
    ClassificationOptical Comm
    Form FactorSmallSat
    VendorSinclair Interplanetary
    HeritageNo
    Mass0.335 kg
    Nominal Power10.0 W

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