Objectives:

  • After completing this lesson, the student will be able to describe the tasks involved during the main portion of a ground station contact, including telemetry validation, sate of health monitoring, anomaly resolution, and activities logging.

  • Describe verification of two way communication with the spacecraft

  • Discuss how to verify the health of a spacecraft once contact has been established

  • Describe common telemetry display attributes and types

  • Identify the difference between real-time telemetry data and playback telemetry data

  • Identify methods to determine if the correct amount of data (payload data, S/C health data) was received during a contact

  • Identify and describe typical tools, display types, and methodologies used to create trending and analysis reports

  • Understand the implication of satellite safe hold

  • Explain the basic process of anomaly identification and escalation

  • Discuss the typical anomaly resolution process and describe logging of events and data at the conclusion of a contact