The Galileo Batch 3 S-Band RF Suitcase Acceptance Review (AR) meeting with OHB Bremen has been successful.
The meeting confirmed that the equipment has satisfied all project/contractual requirements and that the installation/commissioning phase has been completed successfully. During this meeting, OHB thanked us for our good work and for our proactive and effective communications with them.
The Galileo FOC (WO3) S-Band RF Suitcase, will be used to test the TT&C RF and Data (format and protocol) compatibility between the Spacecraft and Ground Stations during the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP).
This is the 3rd S-Band RF Suitcase we are providing in the frame of Galileo. The 1st S-Band RF Suitcase, provided in 2008, was used in the frame of the In Orbit Validation (IOV) program. The 2nd, provided by in 2012, was used in the Frame of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) program. This 3rd S-Band RF Suitcase is fully recurring to the one provided for the Galileo FOC.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this project and thanks for your patience and perseverance!