Objectives:

  • During this lesson, the student will demonstrate the key tasks of a shift handover, including the typical shift handover procedures and satellite controller preparation for a ground station pass/contact.

  • Demonstrate the activities included in a successful satellite operator shift brief

  • Identify example forms, logs and templates commonly used on-console for on-coming shift briefing and show how they are used

  • Demonstrate the tasks that a satellite operator should perform prior to the satellite contact

  • Perform key procedures during a contact and identify products necessary to complete those activities

  • Identify and categorize the chronological contact sequence of a satellite pass