Establishing “Klyon” command and ranging station at the JSC “ISS”
At the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems” the first stage of “Klyon” command and range station (CRS) establishing is completed. It is developed for controlling the spacecraft in all types of orbits.
Command and ranging station “Klyon” implementation on the basis of Reshetnev firm is being performed in the network of establishing Central Command and Ranging Station in accordance with the order of the Head of the Federal Space Agency. It includes a full-circle antenna system with a reflector with diameter of 9 meters, developer – Close Corporation “SPE” ATS”; and soft hardware complex, developer - FSUE “Russian Institute of Space Devices Engineering”.
With the help of new command and ranging station the specialists of Information-calculating complex of Siberian space firm will be controlling more than 10 spacecraft of civil application, that are operating in all types of orbits: from circular to high elliptical. At the same time, the JSC “ISS” will provide telemetry reception from different Russian satellites and its transmitting to consumers’ MCC.
For today, assembling and start-adjusting activities on antenna system and ground equipment are successfully completed. They will be followed by autonomous, complex and acceptance tests. “Klyon” CRS commissioning is scheduled for the summer, 2009.