Quickstart: Schedule a contact
Schedule a contact with the selected satellite for data retrieval/delivery on Azure Orbital. At the scheduled time, the selected ground station will contact the satellite and start data retrieval/delivery using the contact profile.
- An Azure account with an active subscription. Create an account for free.
- Must be a Contributer at the subscription level.
- A registered spacecraft. Learn more on how to register spacecraft.
- A contact profile. Learn more on how to configure a contact profile.
Sign in to Azure
Sign in to the Azure portal - Orbital.
Select an available contact
In the Azure portal search box, enter Spacecraft. Select Spacecraft in the search results.
In the Spacecraft page, select the spacecraft for the contact.
Select Schedule contact on the top bar of the spacecraft’s overview.
In the Schedule contact page, specify this information from the top of the page:
Field Value Contact profile Specify the contact profile to be used for the contact Ground station Specify the ground station(s) Start time Identify a start time for the contact availability window End time Identify an end time for the contact availability window
Select Search to view available contact times.
Select one or more contact windows and select Schedule.
View scheduled contacts by selecting on the spacecraft page, and navigating to Contacts.
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