Quickstart: Register Spacecraft

To contact a satellite, it must be registered as a spacecraft resource with the required information that identifies it.

Prerequisites

Sign in to Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal.

Create spacecraft resource

  1. In the Azure portal search box, enter Spacecraft. Select Spacecraft in the search results.

  2. In the Spacecraft page, select Create.

  3. In Create spacecraft resource, enter or select this information in the Basics tab:

    Field Value
    Subscription Select your subscription
    Resource Group Select your resource group
    Name Enter spacecraft name
    Region Select West US 2
    NORAD ID Enter NORAD ID
    TLE title line Enter TLE title line
    TLE line 1 Enter TLE line 1
    TLE line 2 Enter TLE line 2

    Note

    TLE stands for Two-Line Element.

    Register Spacecraft Resource Page

  4. Select the Links tab, or select the Next: Links button at the bottom of the page.

  5. In the Links page, enter or select this information:

    Field Value
    Direction Select Uplink or Downlink
    Center Frequency Enter the center frequency in Mhz
    Bandwidth Enter the bandwidth in Mhz
    Polarization Select RHCP, LHCP, or Linear Vertical

    Spacecraft Links Resource Page

  6. Select the Review + create tab, or select the Review + create button.

  7. Select Create

Request authorization of the new spacecraft resource

  1. Navigate to the newly created spacecraft resource's overview page.
  2. Select New support request in the Support + troubleshooting section of the left-hand blade.
  3. In the New support request page, enter or select this information in the Basics tab:
Field Value
Summary Request Authorization for [Spacecraft Name]
Issue type Select Technical
Subscription Select the subscription in which the spacecraft resource was created
Service Select My services
Service type Search for and select Azure Orbital
Problem type Select Spacecraft Management and Setup
Problem subtype Select Spacecraft Registration
  1. Select the Details tab at the top of the page
  2. In the Details tab, enter this information in the Problem details section:
Field Value
When did the problem start? Select the current date & time
Description List your spacecraft's frequency bands and desired ground stations
File upload Upload any pertinent licensing material, if applicable
  1. Complete the Advanced diagnostic information and Support method sections of the Details tab.
  2. Select the Review + create tab, or select the Review + create button.
  3. Select Create.

Confirm spacecraft is authorized

  1. In the Azure portal search box, enter Spacecraft. Select Spacecraft in the search results.
  2. In the Spacecraft page, select the newly registered spacecraft.
  3. In the new spacecraft's overview page, check the Authorization status shows Allowed.

Next steps