Deimos Engineering and Systems is already working with the ground station supplied by Alén Space

October 14, 2021

Ground Station from Deimos Engineering and Systems

The Elecnor group division, Deimos Engineering and Systems, has installed a ground station in Puertollano (Ciudad Real, Spain) that can operate simultaneously in the UHF and S-band, as part of a commercial agreement with Alén Space.

The ground station supplied by Alén Space has two Yagi antennas for the UHF band and a parabolic reflector 1.9 metres in diameter for the S-band data reception. With this technology, Deimos Engineering and Systems will be able to operate its CubeSats in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) due to the implemented telemetry/command channel in UHF and the download of data at high speed, supported by the S-band.

Alén Space supplies comprehensive solutions for the ground segment under the commercial name GS-Kit, which allows its customers to install their own ground stations. These kits have all the necessary elements for tracking LEO satellites: structure, antennas, cables, elevation and azimuth rotors, control software and Alén Space’s SDR-Rack, a product that includes a rack line and two SDR devices to receive and transmit data in different frequency bands, as well as being compatible with GNU Radio.

Featured image: Deimos Engineering and Systems’ ground station supplied by Alén Space