CASSIOPE SPACECRAFT (Swarm-E)
PROCESSED DATA HANDBOOK
CERTO Quick Look Plot
The CERTO QL is generated for each CERTO turn-on session.
In the top panel of the CERTO QL, the CASSIOPE path and ground stations are plotted on a 2D geophysical map for a single operating session of CERTO. The path is colour-coded based on the CERTO operating mode and polarization, and can have the following values:
|Standby||CERTO not transmitting|
|150/400 CP||Transmitting at 150 MHz and 400 MHz with circular polarization|
|150/400 LP||Transmitting at 150 MHz and 400 MHz with linear polarization|
|400/1067 CP||Transmitting at 400 MHz and 1067 MHz with circular polarization|
|400/1067 LP||Transmitting at 400 MHz and 1067 MHz with linear polarization|
|150/400/1067 CP||Transmitting at 150 MHz, 400 MHz, and 1067 MHz with circular polarization|
|150/400/1067 LP||Transmitting at 150 MHz, 400 MHz, and 1067 MHz with linear polarization|
The bottom panel shows the operating current draw of CERTO plotted against Universal Time and CASSIOPE ephemeris (geographic latitude (degrees), geographic longitude (degrees), altitude (km), magnetic latitude (degrees), and magnetic local time (hours)).