US 10,892,818 B2
System, apparatus and method for managing satellite operation service
Sunghee Lee, Sejong-si (KR)
Assigned to CONTEC CO., LTD., Daejeon (KR)
Filed by CONTEC CO., LTD., Daejeon (KR)
Filed on Mar. 30, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/834,050.
Application 16/834,050 is a continuation of application No. PCT/KR2019/005500, filed on May 8, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2019-0053137 (KR), filed on May 7, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0358522 A1, Nov. 12, 2020
Int. Cl. H04B 7/185 (2006.01)
CPC H04B 7/18519 (2013.01) [H04B 7/18513 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A satellite operation service management apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to
receive, from a user terminal device, task information indicating a content of a task to be performed by a user of the user terminal,
determine, based on the received task information, an optimal artificial satellite among a plurality of artificial satellites,
provide, to the user terminal device, information indicating available space ground stations that are configured to associate with the determined artificial satellite, and information indicating time slots assigned to the available space ground stations,
receive, from the user terminal device, a user input selecting at least one time slot,
select a space ground station which corresponds to the selected at least one time slot and is to be used for controlling the determined artificial satellite,
generate, based on the selected space ground station and the selected at least one time slot, a control signal for controlling the selected space ground station, and
transmit the generated control signal to the selected space ground station,
wherein the selected at least one time slot is a time zone allocated to each of a plurality of space ground stations or a lower time zone included in the allocated time zone to allow the plurality of space ground stations to share a single artificial satellite or at least two artificial satellites.