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Satellite payload design for cislunar communications

Satellite payload design for cislunar communications

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This paper presents the design and performance of a communications payload module equipped with dedicated antennas for K-band, UHF and S-band links, which is envisaged as part of a possible future satellite constellation. The proposed design enables high availability and high capacity digital communication links between the Moon and Earth for a wide range of lunar missions; manned and unmanned, orbiters (including cubesats), landers, sample return vehicles, and includes compatibility to missions such as Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway and Orion.

Inspec keywords: satellite communication; Moon; space communication links; artificial satellites; space vehicles; digital communication

Other keywords: communications payload module; dedicated antennas; K-band; Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway; S-band links; including cubesats; UHF; possible future satellite constellation; lunar missions; cislunar communications; high capacity digital communication links; satellite payload design

Subjects: Lunar, planetary, and deep-space probes; Aerospace transportation (energy utilisation)

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