Full Ground Station Kit for S-band


With its small satellite S-band downlink ground station ISIS offers a turnkey solution that is specifically designed for small satellites in Low Earth Orbit using S-band radio frequencies. The ground station can autonomously track selected satellites by using a steerable antenna system. This complete kit includes all hardware and software to get up-and-running quickly.

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  • Instrumentation Rack containing:
    • ISIS S-band ground station receiver
    • Rack mount PC with Local Ground Station (LGS) software
    • Rotator Controller
    • Cavity filters to suppress UMTS interferences.
  • Standard Software
    • Satellite tracking software pre-installed
    • Autonomous tracking with scheduler
    • Debian/GNU LINUX operating system pre-installed
  • Steerable Antenna System
    • Azimuth and elevation rotators with speed up to 6° /sec.
    • Hot-dip galvanized steel mounting mast
    • 3m mesh dish with helix feed, LNA and cavity filters for S-band (2200 – 2290 MHz or 2400 – 2450 MHz)
    • Lightning protection system
    • 20m of cable between 19″rack and antenna included in price
  • Remote Operations
    • It is possible to configure and control the ground station remotely through the internet.
    • Software compatible to be used as Data Distribution Center (DDC) in ground station networks.
  • Educational value
    • A small ground station also provides an opportunity to provide hands-on educational projects with a focus on telecommunications on technical schools and Universities.



S-band Receiver noise figure: 0.9 dBi
S-band antenna gain 3m: 35.4dBi
Downlink modulation: Raised-Cosine BPSK, AFSK, FSK, GMSK
Uplink modulation: AFSK, FSK, BPSK (only VHF/UHF)
Az/EL rotor accuracy: ~ 0.1 deg
Power supply: 110V or 230V AC (selectable) 50/60 Hz