Tracking polar orbiting satellites
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes the Svalbard Satellite Station, or SvalSat, which is the northernmost ground satellite station.
Located within the Arctic circle, this remote position is ideal for collecting data from polar orbiting satellites as they pass over.
At SvalSat, contact and is made with many of the Earth observation missions, contributing to the ESA’s global tracking station network, Estrack.
Video Credit: European Space Agency