Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT)

The Brazilian Technical Institute for Aeronautics (ITA) continues Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) testing utilizing the engineering model (EM); the tests performed on Attitude Acquisition Mode were successful.  Software development is continuing, along with analyzing the impacts and required changes resulting from the battery change. The VHF/UHF link end-to-end tests at Natal/Rio Grande do Norte ground station were successful. ITA continues to work with the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) to define the baselines and procedures for SPORT operations in orbit.

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