Objectives:

  • During this lesson, the student will monitor the necessary data to verify good communications link with the satellite, determine a satellite’s condition as well as send and execute typical commands to a satellite using generic software commanding and monitoring tools.

  • Demonstrate the confirmation of successful satellite communication lock upon AOS

  • Execute appropriate procedures to resolve unsuccessful satellite communication lock

  • Identify and configure typical satellite command and control windows to support activities during the satellite contact

  • Identify and inspect appropriate state of health data to determine satellite condition

  • Locate and analyze critical data parameters during a satellite contact

  • Demonstrate sending prepared satellite commands and analyze the results to verify proper execution