JULY 2019 –
In early 2017, Leaf Space supported the Indian Space Research Organization for the INS-1C mission, providing a successful LEOP service. The mission was focused on demonstrating a miniature multispectral technology payload from the Space Applications Center.
Due to the short notice time for the service provision request, the challenging project was developed and executed in a total time of 3 days:
- Integration of the provided ISRO equipment on our IT-01 ground station.
- Establishment of a highly reliable connection between ISTRAC and IT-01.
- Service Readiness Test with ground station in-the-loop, testing real-time communication between ISTRAC and a INS-1C qualification model.
On the third day, communication was successfully established with the orbiting satellite on the first pass over IT-01, thus being the first to successfully uplink a command to the satellite.
The LEOP operations were conducted with ease by collaborating with a member of of ISRO who visited our headquarters during the operations phase.
The Indian Space Research Organization has become one of the six largest space agencies in the world. ISRO maintains one of the largest fleet of communication satellites (INSAT) and remote sensing (IRS) satellites, that cater to the ever growing demand for fast and reliable communication and earth observation respectively. ISRO develops and delivers application specific satellite products and tools to India: broadcasts, communications, weather forecasts, disaster management tools, Geographic Information Systems, cartography, navigation, telemedicine, dedicated distance education satellites being some of them.