ESA title
Enabling & Support

OPS-SAT, a flying lab

Date: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 | 05:30 - 05:50 GMT | 06:30 - 06:50 CET

Replay: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 | 16:00 - 16:20 GMT | 17:00 - 17:20 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

A flying laboratory, ESA's OPS-SAT will be the first of its kind, with the sole purpose of testing and validating new techniques in mission control and on-board satellite systems.

OPS-SAT is devoted to demonstrating drastically improved mission control capabilities, that will arise when satellites can fly more powerful on-board computers. The satellite is only 30cm high, but it contains an experimental computer ten times more powerful than any current ESA spacecraft.

This VNR includes interviews with :

David Evans – OPS-SAT Mission Manager, ESA

Vasundhara Shiradhonkar - Experiment Engineer, Terma GmbH for ESA

Melanie Flentge – Ground Operations Engineer in Deep Space & External Services Section, ESA  (English & German)

Tom Mladenov – Young Graduate Trainee, ESA – (English & Dutch)




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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.