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IST Ground Station

Satellite ground station was developed by IST in order to communicate with the amateur satellites. The ground station can communicate in the VHF/UHF/S-band.

Ground station consists of a Rotor Unit, (RC2800PRKX), CPU unit, Transceiver (1C-910) and High-speed packet radio controller (TNC31S). Yagi-Uda antennas (one VHF and one UHF) are mounted on the roof of Raza Block. Antennas are connected to the ground station via cables.

Ground station tracks real time data from satellites on daily basis. Satellite tracking provides timely access to global environmental data which helps in disaster management of volcanic eruption, burning gas and oil fields etc. Furthermore, data for weather forecasting is also obtained using this ground station.