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SMPTE-HK Site Visit of APT
Satellite Control Centre

Date : February 27, 1998 (Friday)
Time : 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Subject : Site Visit - APT Satellite Control Centre
Reservation : 21 SMPTE Members
Target Participants : 20 ~ 25 SMPTE Members
No of registration : 28
No of attendee : 17
Location : No.22, Dai Kwai Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong

Company Affiliation : APT Satellite Co. Ltd.
- Mr. Wu Shou Kang, Vice Chief Engineer, APT

Project Leaders : Mr. Noel Leung, Mr. Stephen Lam

Co-ordinator : Mr. David Leung

Agenda :

(1) Introduction of transponder
(2) Operation of APT Satellite Control Centre
(3) Q&A
(4) Tours of Antenna and control rooms

Description A total of 20 members attended the site visit to APT satellite ground control center at the Tai Po Industrial Estate, about 20 km from the city. Before touring the facilities, members were briefed on satellite systems, orbital background, satellite subsystems including attitude control, tracking, telemetry, electric power, thermal control and propulsion. The company currently operated three satellites built by Hughes and Space System Loral which covered the Asian region. Members were also briefed on the characteristics of each of the satellites and their transponders. After a Q&A session, members toured the control rooms, transmission facilities and tracking antennae ranging from 8.1 m to 13 m.

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