TELETEL EGSE news for PLATO and Copernicus LSTM missions

TELETEL delivered two CDMS SCOEs for the ESA PLATO mission

TELETEL completed successfully the design, development, manufacturing, validation & delivery to Thales Alenia Space UK of two CDMS SCOE sets, for the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).

In detail, the PLATO mission objective is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems. With an emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. As a key element of the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE), the CDMS SCOE is good for PLATO Spacecraft’s ground testing. Its purpose is to test the Control & Data Management System (CDMS) during all Assembly, Integration & Testing (AIT) phases.



Firstly, TELETEL delivered the CDMS SCOE Set#1  to TAS (Cannes) in April 2021. Secondly, the CDMS SCOE Set#2 to TAS (Bristol) in September 2021.

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TELETEL will deliver two Instrument EGSE for the Copernicus LSTM mission

TELETEL was recently selected by Airbus Defence & Space France for the design, development and delivery of two Instrument EGSE (I-EGSE), for the Land Surface Temperature Monitoring (LSTM) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Consequently, the LSTM mission objective is to complement the existing family of Copernicus satellites observation capabilities. How? With high spatio-temporal resolution Thermal Infrared observations over land and coastal regions. This aims to support agriculture management services and a range of additional services.

Additionally, the LSTM I-EGSE will verify and integrate the LSTM instrument during the AIT phases of the project. This encompasses the verification of initial Bread-Board models in isolation, up to the complete instrument composed of flight model equipment. As a result, it will provide the physical interfaces to the instrument & GSE and a software environment for command, monitoring, database management, test evaluation and automation, test archive and data retrieval capabilities.

In conclusion, the two LSTM I-EGSE sets will be delivered to Airbus Defence & Space (Toulouse) in September 2022 and August 2023 respectively.

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