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Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
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- Title Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
- Released 23/03/2010 4:39 pm
- Copyright ESA
Built specifically for the commissioning of the laser communication terminal on-board Artemis, the OGS (Optical Ground Station)is also operating as Europe's first post for observing space debris in geostationary transfer orbits. For that purpose, a sophisticated liquid nitrogen cooled CCD camera and focal reducer are part of the system.