Satellite Modes

Current suggested satellite modes:

  • Off (for launch)
  • Initialisation
  • Powersaving
  • Beacon
  • Beacon/Payload Acquire
  • Camera Acquire
  • Communication
  • Payload Acquire
  • Powersaving

Timeline:

  • Off (for launch)
  • Initialisation
    • turn on, deploy antenna etc.
  • Powersaving
    • until minimum charge on battery
  • Beacon
    • try to power up payload
  • Beacon/Payload Acquire
  • Normal operation:
    • Camera Acquire
    • Communication
    • Payload Acquire
    • Powersaving

Power Requirements:

  • Payload Acquire:
Required Systems Consumption Possible Systems Consumption Systems on standby Consumption
PSU ? Camera 50mW
OBDH 66mW COMS ?
ADS 80mW
Payload ?
  • Initialisation:
Required Systems Consumption
PSU ?
OBDH 66mW
  • Powersaving:
Required Systems Consumption
PSU ?
OBDH >=66mW
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