Ground Segment


  • The module aims at presenting the Ground Segment in details.
  • The following components will be presented: the Ground Stations, the Command and Control Center, the Mission and Operations Center, the Science Processing Centers. The course will focus on their respective roles and how they can interact/communicate together and with the satellite. The course will also explain the infrastructure needs to build these components and the challenging issues to overcome (ex: Big Data …) Different space projects in the domain of astronomy, earth observation will be used to illustrate the course.
  • Part 1 is dedicated to Control Center / Mission Operations Center
  • Part 2 is dedicated to Science Processing Centers