General Atomics Electromagnetic System (GA-EMS) recently released gazelle satellite hosting NOAAof Argos-4 When Radmon The payload was successfully completed in orbit, Post-launch approval review (PLAR).
All components have been verified to be in good condition and satellite operations are functioning normally. The RadMon payload has completed its commissioning phase and can begin mission operations. The Argos-4 payload has completed its first on-orbit checkout and has begun the commissioning process, which will take place over the next three months.
GA-EMS launched Gazelle spacecraft Hosted payload solution (hops) mission delivery orders Argos Advanced Data Acquisition System (A-DCS) awarded to the company by US Space Force Space Systems Command on behalf of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).of Argos-4 the instruments were supplied by France National Space Research Center (CNES).
GA-EMS designed and manufactured the Gazelle satellite, performed all payload integration and testing, and coordinated the launch. GA-EMS owns GAzelle and manages in-orbit operations from its satellites. spacecraft mission operations center in Colorado.
“We are thrilled that the Gazelle satellite has performed as expected and that the Mission Control team has successfully confirmed a healthy operational bus environment for the Argos-4 and RadMon instruments to begin their five-year mission in orbit. .,” Said Scott Forney, President of GA-EMS. “Once payload checkout is complete, the Argos-4 instrument will begin its commissioning phase and within months will begin providing critical real-time data from fixed and mobile sensors to scientists and researchers around the world.Goal to monitor and protect the planet’s oceans and wildlife”
“We look forward to the Gazelle satellite joining the Argos constellation as part of an international program to collect and disseminate environmental data for use in applications such as ocean buoy tracking, wildlife and fisheries monitoring, and coast guard.,” Said Greg Burgess, Vice President of GA-EMS Space Systems. “Gazelle is the first in a series of spacecraft that GA-EMS is building as part of its expanding weather science program to collect data to support research, government and military customer applications.”
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a world leader in the research, design and manufacture of unique electromagnetic and power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development and innovation is rooted in a portfolio of specialty products and integrated system solutions supporting processing and surveillance applications for aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and critical defense. led to the expansion of Industrial and commercial customers worldwide.