Objectives:

  • After completing this lesson, the student will have demonstrated several key tasks satellite housekeeping operations, including satellite clock correlation, onboard memory management and performing flight software updates.

  • Identify and understand the differences of satellite clock time vs. terrestrial time

  • Demonstrate when and how to send updates to the satellite onboard clock

  • Identify the usage of various memory types onboard a satellite

  • Identify when and demonstrate how to perform a RAM dump and compare it to a ground image

  • Demonstrate the process for updating the onboard flight software