Optical Ground Station (OGS)
ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) is a facility built by ESA to support tests of optical communication between Earth and orbiting satellites. The instrument is routinely used by ESA's Space Safety teams to obtain observations of both NEOs and space debris.
|Default passband||IR-cutting Schott KG3 clear glass|
|Typical PSF FWHM||~3”|
|Sensor||4k×4k e2v CCD (usually binned 2×2)|
|Pixel scale (unbinned)||0.70”|
|Download time||~5 s|