AlphaSat Aldo Paraboni propagation Experimenters (ASAPE) Group
AlphaSat Aldo Paraboni propagation Experimenters (ASAPE) Group is an open forum of researchers performing propagation campaigns with the
ASI Aldo Paraboni payload and other satellite payloads at Ka band. From 2014 a European measurements campaign at Ka and Q band is possible thanks to the
Alphasat Aldo Paraboni payload, developed by ASI.
In 2019 ASI and ESA extended the operations of the Alphasat Aldo Paraboni payload until the end of 2022. In addition to the initial network,
including the main ASI stations installed in Tito Scalo and Spino d'Adda, Italy, and the Joanneum Research ground station, installed in Graz, Austria,
several research centres and space agencies (NASA and CNES) have joined the scientific campaign and now it includes up to 24 ground stations.
The Seventh General Assembly of ASAPE will have the objective to report and discuss the main results of the Working Groups activities and to plan ASAPE activities for the following period.