August 10, 2016

Ground Segment

VEGETATION Ground Segment

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.