Objectives:

  • After completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the purpose of shift handover, the typical shift handover procedures, and satellite controller preparation for a ground station pass/contact.

  • State the purpose of shift handover, and describe typical shift handover processes

  • List the items that should be included in a satellite operator shift brief

  • Identify typical forms, logs or templates commonly used on-console for oncoming shift brief

  • List the activities that a satellite operator should perform prior to the satellite contact

  • Provide examples of situations where procedures depend on products to complete activities during a contact

  • Describe the chronological contact sequence of a satellite pass