Surrey Space Centre Ground Station
20 Mar 2018





The SSC mission operations facility is used to support a range of SSC missions from AIT, though to on-orbit operations. It provides the reliable base on which to base mission operations on. The facility is also used for operations training, teaching and research.


  • Powerful Mission Control System (Built in House)
  • Multiple different missions supported at any one time.
  • Manual and automatic operations.
  • Mission operations centre with dedicated console and screens for the best possible situational awareness for operators.
  • Full Amateur Radio Licensed Operators for Amateur Frequencies

The SSC has multiple ground stations for transmission and reception, all connected back into the central mission operations centre.

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3-Metre (S->X Band)

  • 3 meter diameter mesh dish.
  • 0.5º Pointing resolution
  • S-Band / C-Band / X-Band Feeds Available

BA Stack (VHF/UHF)

  • VHF / UHF 435Mhz Cross Polarised Yagi (20db Gain)
  • 5º Pointing
  • VHF / UHF - Tx / Rx Swappable
  • 400W+ TX Available

BB Stack (VHF/UHF)

  • VHF  Cross Polarised Yagi (15db Gain)
  • UHF Circular Polarised
  • 401Mhz / 435Mhz Frequencies available
  • 5º Pointing
  • Variety of VHF / UHF combinations
  • 400W+ TX Available

Decoding methods available on any stack.

  • ICOM Radios (Amateur Frequencies)
  • Various TNC  + Modems
  • Software Defined Radios (USRP / RTL / FC)