The ground segment is inseparable part of a satellite, which will receive, decode and store received data.
We are running our own ground station in Slovakia. The concept and precise gears of Slovak manufacturer allows for precise tracking of satellites with accuracy better than 0.1 degree with 100 kg parabolic antenna, which is necessary for keeping connections on frequencies higher than 1 GHz. This ground segment will be possible to use also for next missions and other scientific and ham radio projects. For signal reception of our satellite, we’ll also use services of other receiving stations. Important part of the ground segment is decoding software, which allows for clear display of telemetric data from individual systems and which we developed as well.