KINÉIS CONSTELL’ ACTIONS
Kinéis Constell'Actions is the monthly newsletter dedicated to the progress of the design and deployment of the Kinéis connectivity system for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Kinéis teams wish you all the best for this exceptional year, and hope that, like us, your dreams come true. 2024 promises to be an exciting year! The launch window for the 1st launch has been announced and we are now just a few months away from putting the constellation into orbit. Constell'Actions takes you behind the scenes of this adventure.
Welcome on board and enjoy your reading!
KINEIS WISHES YOU THE BEST FOR 2024
KINEIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH WINDOW FOR 1ST LAUNCH IN 2024
The launch window for the first of the 5 launches will be between 10 June and 9 July 2024. The launches to orbit the Kineis constellation will be carried out using the Electron micro-launcher vehicle on the Pacific coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Go behind the scenes of the launches on our new launch page.
KINEIS REVEALS ITS MISSION PATCH
Like all space missions, Kinéis has also created its patch, a patch woven in our colours, used to customise clothing or bags (sports or backpacks). The patch represents the most important aspects of the Kinéis project: global connectivity, a network of ground stations, varied applications and the end user. An essential collector's item in this exceptional year of launches.
VALIDATION OF TESTS BETWEEN THE PROTO-FLIGHT MODEL SATELLITE AND THE ENTIRE KINEIS GROUND SEGMENT
The Kinéis and CNES teams at the Kinéis Control Centre
The Kinéis and CNES teams worked together for ten days at the Kinéis Control Centre, on the command and control sequences sent to the Proto-Flight Model (PFM), installed in Hemeria's new clean room in Toulouse. These tests focused on the satellite's essential functions (platform and payload), in conjunction with the entire ground segment of the Kinéis system (Control Centre, Mission Centre and ground station).
The previous tests of the command-control sequences took place last July.
These tests with a flight model satellite enabled the satellite's operational command loop to be implemented. The very positive results demonstrate, among other things, the ability of Kinéis to:
- Activate/deactivate the magnetometer (an instrument that measures the satellite's position and enables its position to be corrected),
- Link passes over simulated ground stations with different telemetry (TM) and remote control (TC) frequencies,
- Load the flight software for the platform, IoT and AIS payloads, when the satellite is in nominal mode* and in survival mode**,
- Reboot the satellite in different configurations,
- Observe the actions carried out on the propulsion system, the Power Processing Unit (PPU), which completes the orbiting and station-keeping of the satellites.
*in nominal mode: conforming to a given reference
**survival mode: operating mode adopted by a spacecraft when the on-board control system is unable to eliminate a major anomaly
Next step: a "routine" technical qualification test (QT) with degraded ground and/or satellite scenarios
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