Ground control to Major Tom, we built our Ground Station

The Groundstation Targeting and Communication Unit created by the Groundstation team. Photo by Anthony Mansour.

The Groundstation Targeting and Communication Unit was completed through the efforts of the Groundstation team, under the supervision of Dr. Ishwar Singh.  The 3m tall station will allow communication between the NEUDOSE team and the satellite during flight. Once we receive general location info from NORAD, we will use the Groundstation to find our satellite. Using the rotor that the antennae are mounted on, we will track and follow the satellite as we receive our scientific data. This system consists of a Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and a Very High Frequency (VHF) receiver.

Final touches will include the addition of a lightning protection box. Further plans include adding an S-band dish later in the next few years.