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Opals: Mission System Operations Architecture for an Optical Communications Demonstration on the ISSIn April of 2014, the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) Flight System (FS) launched to the International Space Station (ISS) to demonstrate space-to-ground optical communications. During a planned 90-day baseline mission, the OPALS FS will downlink high quality, short duration videos to the Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) ground station in Wrightwood, California. Interfaces to the ISS payload operations infrastructure have been established to facilitate activity planning, hazardous laser operations, commanding, and telemetry transmission. In addition, internal processes, such as pointing prediction and data processing, satisfy the technical requirements of the mission. The OPALS operations team participates in Operational Readiness Tests (ORTs) with external partners to exercise coordination processes and train for the overall mission. The ORTs have provided valuable insight into operational considerations for the instrument on the ISS.
Document ID
20160009643
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Abrahamson, Matthew J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sindiy, Oleg V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Oaida, Bogdan V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Fregoso, Santos (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bowles-Martinez, Jessica N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kokorowski, Michael (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wilkerson, Marcus W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Konyha, Alexander L. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Prescott, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2016
Publication Date
May 5, 2014
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Meeting Information
SpaceOps 2014 International Conference on Space Operations(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Technology Demonstration
External Payload
Space Station

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