VegetationN ground segment is composed of several entities:
- A control and programming centre (CMP) integrated to the SPOT control centre which commands, controls, and programs the Vegetation instrument. It uses CNES's 2 GHz stations network to monitor the satellites.
- A specific image quality centre (QIV) in charge of calibration and image quality monitoring.
- A specific processing centre (CTIV) which processes, distributes, and archives the products.
- The image data reception is performed by the X-band station in Kiruna, Sweden.
- L-band local stations.