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Satellite Tracking, Telemetry and Control Services

NEW DIshThe 21 M Space Tracking Antenna at MSU is a powerful research tool for students, but it also provides vital satellite tracking, telemetry and control services to other universities, private aerospace clients ad government agencies. The full-motion, 21-meter parabolic dish antenna system, serves as an Earth station for satellite mission support, and also acts as a test bed for advanced radio frequency systems. The system is capable of tracking fast-moving, low-transmitting power small satellites in low Earth orbit as well as satellites at geostationary, lunar and potentially Earth-Sun Lagrangian orbits.  

Click here for a quicksheet outlining the specifications for the 21 M Space Tracking Antenna.

"A University-Based Ground Station: The 21 m Antenna at Morehead State University" -An academic paper written by a team of faculty members from MSU and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory outlining specifications, current missions and more information about the 21 M system.

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