PSI: satellite laser systems

December 2020

We are proud to announce the completion of a 15-year management contract to supply Laser Reflectors for Europe’s GNSS constellation, Galileo. It was a fantastic project that would not have been possible and certainly would not have lasted as long as it did, without the hard work and dedication of all involved.

The reflectors were developed and manufactured by our long-term Russian partners, JC “RPC PSI” (Precision Systems and Instruments). The company has extensive experience in manufacturing laser reflectors for various types of satellites going to a range of orbital altitudes. So far 160 of these laser systems have been manufactured and successfully launched on Russian missions and 50 on international missions.

The reflectors ensure laser ranging and are used for the following:
– high precision definition of satellite orbits;
– high precision calibration of measuring radio systems in orbit;
– high precision reconciliation of time scales at injection points
– coordinating support of scientific experiments.

We look forward to future opportunities with RPC PSI. If you are interested in Laser Reflectors and would like to know more about their application and specifications, please get in touch.