Print Email Facebook Twitter In orbit demonstration plans for an optical satellite link between a CubeSat and a ground terminal at TNO Title In orbit demonstration plans for an optical satellite link between a CubeSat and a ground terminal at TNO Author Saathof, R. Meskers, A.J.H. van Kempen, F.C.M. Witvoet, G. Korevaar, C.W. de Lange, T.J. Crowcombe, E.E. Fritz, E.C. van de Pol, M. Contributor Hemmati, H. (editor) Boroson, D.M. (editor) Publication year 2021 Abstract Optical satellite communications is a maturing technology to enable word-wide access to high throughput internet. In the past years a lot of effort has been taken to increase the applicability and the TRL of this technology. In collaboration with industry, TNO initiated several developments for space and ground technologies. Many of these technologies have already passed critical design review (CDR) and are in an advanced state. A missing piece of the puzzle is an in orbit demonstration (IOD), which proves the technologies to be working. This paper presents the plans for an IOD with CubeCAT on the NorSat-TD. As ground segment the TNO optical communications lab is equipped with an 80 cm diameter telescope. By an successful IOD, worldwide available internet at high throughput is yet one step closer. Subject Optical satellite communicationsIn orbit demonstrationHigh Tech Systems & MaterialsIndustrial Innovation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2763069d-00ce-48cf-97a9-6ff45c657bab DOI https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2583381 TNO identifier 956191 Publisher SPIE, Bellingham, WA, USA ISSN 0277-786X Source Proceedings SPIE Conference Free-Space Laser Communications XXXIII, 5 March 2021, Online, 11678 (11678) Bibliographical note Contributing project partners: Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, Celestia STS, ESA (European Space Agency), FFI, FSO Instruments, Gooch & Housego, Hyperion Technologies, NOSA (Norwegian Space Agency), NSO (Netherlands Space Office), UTAIS-SFL. Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.