EPS Ground Station, Svalbard

EPS-SG ground segment


EPS-SG overall ground segment overview

EPS Ground Station, Svalbard
EPS Ground Station, Svalbard

The EPS-SG ground segment will support the ground functions required to meet the EPS-SG missions objectives.

Last Updated

09 May 2022

Published on

19 May 2020

The main functions of the ground segment will be:

  • Acquiring, processing and disseminating EPS-SG global and regional data to the end users, as part of the EPS-SG global and regional missions.
  • Monitoring, controlling and operating the Metop-SG satellites in orbit.
  • Archiving EPS-SG global data and providing off-line retrieval from archive and user support services.
  • Perform calibration and validation of the products, routinely monitoring the Metop-SG instruments' health, and product quality.
EPS-SG Ground Segment Overview
Overview of the EPS-SG ground segment

The ground segment will consist of three main blocks:

  • Mission control and operations (MCO)
    The MCO block will ensure the end-to-end monitoring and control of the Metop-SG spacecraft including tracking, telemetry and control (TT&C) station.
  • Payload data acquisition and processing (PDAP)
    The PDAP block will ensure the end-to-end chain from data acquisition to the generation of level 1 and level 2 products.
  • EUMETSAT multi mission elements (MME)
    The MME are EUMETSAT operational facilities and common infrastructure used by existing programmes. They are split in four groups: infrastructure, data centre, monitoring and dissemination. They will be used by EPS-SG after extension and upgrade.

The blocks described above will be complemented by a set of re-used EUMETSAT elements adapted to EPS-SG, services procured separately, and elements provided by partners such as NOAA and CNES.