Space Navigation System for NASA’s ICESat-2 Satellite was built by RUAG

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Space_Navigation_System_for_NASA’s_ICESat-2_Satellite_was_built_by_RUAG-300x169 Space Navigation System for NASA’s ICESat-2 Satellite was built by RUAGThe navigation system and payload adapter installed in NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) was developed by RUAG Space Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Here the receivers and RUAG space payload Adaptors are delivered to Northrop Grumman, the company which developed and built the satellite.
This ICESat-2 satellite was recently launched at United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US. The ICESat-2 satellite was designed to identify changes in glaciers, ice sheets, and sea ice that shows the impact on people and environments around the globe.
Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG said that “We are very much delighted to be a significant part of another Nasa mission as RUAG Space is highly energized to get new opportunities that expand our footprint in the US space market.” GNSS navigation designed by our company enables the receivers to maintain the satellite position to a critical few centimeters, where receivers can enable multi-beam laser system to measure the thickness of ice layers and similarly RUAG Space manufactured a number of electronics parts including the Payload Adapter connects the launcher to Rocket during the launch and then separates it.
Peter concluded by mentioning that, now we are engaged in providing advanced active antenna solutions for high throughput satellites for aerospace supplier SWISSto12 under a signed partnership agreement that took place last week.