Receiving of satellites started at the observatory of Panská Ves in 1967 during INTERKOSMOS project. It received signals from many scientific mission such as APEX, AKTIVNI, INTERBALL, MIMOSA, CHIBIS, RBSP and CLUSTER. It was the only station that received (downlink) and controlled (uplink) five Czech(-oslovak) MAGION satellites. The antennae, including two 10 m dish antennae, received signals in VHF (137 MHz), UHF (400 MHz), L (1,5 GHz) a S (2,2 GHz) frequency bands. Panská Ves has been included in to the Deep Space Network (DSN) and receives currently data from Wideband instrument onboard of CLUSTER mission. The receiving station is gradually modernized and maintained at state-of-art technical level.
Short technical description
All the antennas are equipped with low-noise amplifiers, frequency converters and Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers. The received signals are decoded and archived on computers. There is a dedicated internet link to the Institute from the observatory. More specifications can be found here.
- Dish antennas
- Project CLUSTER
- Receiving CLUSTER
- Project RBSP
- Data from MAGION and INTERBALL
- Orbital data from MAGION a INTERBALL