PrimaLuceLab has a new professional radio telescope designed for satellite communication and spacecraft mission support, the INTREPID 500XS. This new radio telescope provides science institutes and space agencies an affordable system to let them own and operate a high performance ground station.
INTREPID 500S X/S-band radio telescope uses a 5,0 meter diameter full dish antenna with a very high surface precision. The dual X/S band feed allows to record frequencies both in X and S bands with 300MHz bandwidth each and dual circular polarization. The giant GS-800 antenna tracking system allows high precision pointing and tracking of satellites in the sky, with slewing speed up to 12°/sec.
INTREPID 500XS comes with GS-800 antenna tracking system with maximum slewing speed of 12°/sec.
The INTREPID 500XS radio telescope uses the professional GS-800 antenna tracking system that has been specially designed and built to move the large 5 meter diameter full dish with great speed (up to 12°/sec) and precision, in order to track even fast moving satellites in low Earth orbit. GS-800 antenna tracking system has 800 Kg load capacity with very high precision pointing and tracking (encoders with a read resolution of 0,0003°). It can also be equipped with a special electronic security system (optional) which “parks” the antenna pointed at the Zenith (the vertical position) when the wind exceeds 75 Km/h, offering the lowest resistance to the wind
• Antenna diameter (m): 5
• Antenna type: Prime focus
• Working frequency: 2100–2400 MHz in S-band / 8300–8600 MHz in X-band
• Bandwidth: 300 MHz both in S and X bands
• Feed: Dual S/X band, coaxial
• Polarization: circular, left and right hand
• Mount: GS-800 antenna tracking system
• Pier: C800-HEAVY High load capacity pier for concrete base
• Remote control: yes
• Maximum slewing speed: 12°/sec
• Weatherproof: Yes