Objectives:

  • After completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the key items that each Satellite Controller is responsible for knowing and preparing prior to starting a shift.

  • Discuss the key items/tasks to be completed prior to starting a shift as a satellite controller

  • Identify the typical approaches to identifying upcoming satellite activities using the contact and/or activity schedule

  • Describe the importance of reviewing the procedures needed for upcoming operations

  • Discuss common methodologies for identifying and organizing activities to be performed during a satellite contact/pass

  • Describe common practices for determining the current satellite health status

  • Describe methods for identifying ground station resources and their availability status for an upcoming spacecraft contact

  • Describe how to identify issues or exceptions which are part of the upcoming shift