TerraSTAR IR Beacon System

May 02, 2024

A depiction of four TerraSTAR arrays that comprise a site-deployed TerraSTAR system operating in unison to project their broadband energy toward a common point in the sky.

TerraSTAR IR Beacon System -

TerraSTAR arrays have independent controls for elevation and azimuth movement, and work in conjunction to follow the known orbit of a satellite. Once the satellite is no longer in view, TerraSTAR repoints to the next satellite within view (in this case a satellite in geostationary orbit). This pattern repeats to provide many opportunities for calibration to multiple sensors throughout the day.