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Ground Control Station (GCS)                                                                                                                                 


Ground Control Station (GCS) and Teleport

Structure of Ground Control Station


Ground Control Station (GCS) and Teleport

GCS consists of: 

2 x 13-meter antennas in C-band (3,6 – 6,4 GHz)

  • Satellite control
  • C-band operations

1 x 11-meter antenna in  Ku-band (10 – 14 GHz)

  • DTH uplink station (Teleport antenna)

1 x 11-meter antenna  in C-band (3,6 – 6,4 GHz)

  • Communication services, VSAT

2 x 9-meter antennas in Ku-band (10 – 14 GHz)

  • Communication services, VSAT


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Structure of Ground Control Station

Providing high level telecommunication services is the main aim for ground control station (GCS) team.  Our GCS consist of:
  • Satellite control center
  • Ground application center
  • Departments maintaining the GCS operation
Ground control station departments ensure  not only satellite operation, but  operate the teleport and VSAT networks.

Vitali Bahamolau

Deputy Chief of Technical Affairs
  • Determination and implementation of the company's policy in matters of technical operation of the NSSC
  • Development of action plans, instructional and methodical documents on operation of the NSSC
  • Interaction with enterprises and structural units of the company on issues of the NSSC operation
  • Organization and holding of seminars, meetings and consultations on issues of the NSSC operation
  • Organization of proper operation of machinery and equipment.

Barys Dzemidziuk

Flight director
  • Verification and approval of lists of telecommands to be sent to the satellite
  • Planning of satellite control operations
  • Analysis of technical status of the satellite

Aleh Viniarski

Head of the center
  • Control of the satellite and ensuring continuous communication with it
  • Ballistic and navigation support of the mission
  • Planning of activities, analysis and control of the satellite's technical status
  • Development and technical support of satellite projects
  • Development of international technical cooperation on the operation of communication satellites

Pavel Starovoitau

Head of the technical supervision department
  • Duty shift management and supervising
  • Management of GCSs equipment availability for satellite control
  • Analysis of basic GCS equipment parameters in standard and emergency situations
  • Organization of round-the-clock duty watch on satellite management

Ivan Smunew

Head of the analysis and planning department
  • Continuous control and monitoring of the satellite's status
  • Maintaining of the given orbital position and operating modes of the satellite
  • Satellite operation planning
  • Analysis of the satellite's subsystems' technical status

Alexander Leonov

Head of the orbit engineering group
  • Planning of the satellite's orbit control on all time scales (monthly, yearly)
  • The satellite's actual orbit determination and prediction
  • Calculation of required orbit control parameters for station keeping maneuvers

Alexander Armonik

Head of the center
  • Satellite communication network operation
  • The satellite's payload monitoring
  • C- and Ku-band VSAT networks management and control
  • TV and radio signals reception and monitoring
  • TV signals' processing, coding, multiplexing and transmission to the satellite

Olga Leontieva

Head of the communication operations control center
  • Monitoring of the satellite's frequency and power resource
  • Ensuring trouble-free operation of measurement equipment
  • Calculation of satellite communication link budgets
  • Admission of users to the satellite's power and frequency resource
+375 (17) 169 66 99

Andrei Yanovich

Head of the television and communications department
  • Reception and quality control of input signals from TV broadcasters and radio stations
  • Processing, coding and multiplexing of TV signals
  • Adding electronic program guides to TV channels of the program package
  • Transmission of complete program packages to the satellite
  • Traffic control
  • Monitoring of TV signal received from the satellite for evaluation of quality of transmitted program package
  • Organization of VSAT networks
  • Provision of terminal equipment to VSAT users and instructing them on the terms of use
  • Installation and network connection of VSAT terminals
  • Control of VSAT terminals operation, monitoring of VSAT networks status, continuous maintenance of proper operating modes and technical parameters
  • Processing of VSAT network users inquiries
+375 (17) 555 32 06; +375 (29) 618 69 01
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Alexander Tsarikovich

Head of the department
  • Participation in development, implementation and support of projects and software systems on the GCS based on the use of modern computer and communication facilities
  • Ensuring trouble-free operation of computer facilities and equipment, automatic telephone exchange and data transmission networks
  • Ensuring information security at all stages of it's creation, processing and transmission, in accordance with the company's information security policy

Sergei Kravchuck

Head of the department
  • Ensuring trouble-free and correct operation of RF equipment, antennas and antenna systems
  • Ensuring timely maintenance and repair of RF equipment, antennas and antenna systems
  • Collection of information for effective implementation of tasks

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