TerraSTAR IR Beacon Simulation

May 02, 2024

This simulation depicts a hypothetical portrayal of how TerraSTAR could be operated to direct its broadband energy toward different satellites consecutively.

TerraSTAR IR Beacon Simulation -

In this simulation, TerraSTAR sites in Ohio, Virginia, and Florida can be seen directing their energy toward GOES-West in geostationary orbit before slewing over to point at JPSS-1 as it passes overhead. Once out of view, the TerraSTAR systems redirect toward GOES-East before again slewing over to another polar orbiter, this time JPSS-2. Pointing strategies are developed through the use of Riverside Research’s Collection Planning Suite (CPS) and will be uploaded to the TerraSTAR control system remotely on a routine basis.