ISRO will use native processor for Earth to space signals

Press Trust of India Bengaluru | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on February 08, 2017

Indian Space Research Organisation has said that the indigenous development of Telemetry & Telecommand Processor (TTCP) has been realised and its production will be initiated with the help of Indian industry.

The processor, whose development was taken up by ISRO as part of ‘Make in India’ campaign, replaces expensive imported equipment.

The inter-planetary spacecraft use an international standard known as Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), and presently equipment are being imported for telemetry reception and telecommand transmission requirements, it said.

TTCP will be used in Integrated Spacecraft Testing of Low Earth Orbit, Geostationary Orbit and Interplanetary Spacecraft, ISRO said.

This system is configurable to meet uplink and downlink (telemetry and telecommand) requirements of both CCSDS and ISRO standards, and multiple clients can remotely access this system for data and monitoring, it said. Pointing out that during the testing, ground systems will communicate to spacecraft via the same uplink and downlink signals as in space, the space agency said.

The new Processor was successfully deployed for the first time in checkout of GSAT-19, which is scheduled to be launched shortly.

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Published on February 08, 2017
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