GEISAT Precursor mission, a SATLANTIS satellite, successfully enters new phase

Bizkaia, News

On 12 June, the GEISAT Precursor mission, the small SATLANTIS satellite designed to detect methane, began its journey into orbit.

The satellite is currently in the LEOP phase, in the process of validating and fine-tuning all the platform’s subsystems.

It should be noted that the most critical phases of the mission were successfully completed during the first days of the launch of the satellite designed by the Basque company SATLANTIS, i.e. the release of the solar panels and antennas, and the tracking of the sun.

GEISAT Precursor is showing “good health” and the team is currently adjusting its ADCS (star tracking alignment).

The next steps involve performing high-speed X-band downlink measurements, as this satellite has a radio almost four times faster than the previous SATLANTIS satellite, and instrument calibration and everything is working properly.


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