heinrich hertz satellite will be able to communicate with its operating station on earth
Heinrich Hertz Satellite Will Be Able to Communicate With Its Operating Station On Earth
In order to discover how broadband communications, for example, can result in high data rates for mobile final users, the Heinrich Hertz’s mission was created aiming to examine and test communications technologies in space at a technical and scientific level. The satellite was scheduled to launch in 2016 with an investment of 310.5 million euro and an 11 million contract to OHB in 2011.
DLR and OHB said in June that they now expect to launch it in 2021. The satellite will be in a 15-year mission, at an altitude of approximately 36,000 km and that will be possible due to a variety of flexible technologies, such as small on-board computers. Heinrich Hertz is named after the German physicist who first relayed electromagnetic waves in free space from a transmitter to a receiver in 1886.
A multi-feed array antenna measuring a height and width of 90mm is the new project Sensor Lewicki is working on. It will play an important role in the Heinrich Hertz communication satellite because it will ensure communication between the satellite and its operating station on our planet.
First Sensor Lewicki managing director Maximilian Sailer said:
“In addition to our existing qualification as an assembly and test Centre, our involvement in the BMWi-supported GeReLeo-MFA project for the construction of the multi-feed array antenna on the Heinrich Hertz satellite also gives us access to a new field of application in high-frequency technology qualifying for space flight.”
The last mission ended 16 years ago, therefore Heinrich Hertz will be the first German communication satellite to re-enter service since then.