In this paper, we first give the basic theory of the in-orbit test. Then designed the laser simulation and test station, which consists of laser transmitter module, laser receiver module, and general test module. In the GEO-to-LEO laser communication terminal test progress, the laser simulation and test station responsible for the simulation of the LEO laser communication terminal. In the LEO-GEO-Ground laser link performance test progress, the laser simulation and test station simulate the LEO satellite, which transfer high date rate data flow to GEO satellite, then the GEO satellite route the data flow to the GEO-to-Ground laser communication terminal through optical router, finally GEO satellite transfer the LEO data down to fixed laser receiver on ground.
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Jianfeng Sun, Biao Wang, Ligang Fei, Changquan Zhang, Liren Liu, "In-orbit test, verification and surveillance of the laser communication system," Proc. SPIE 9677, AOPC 2015: Optical Test, Measurement, and Equipment, 967722 (8 October 2015);