Aeolus mission ground segment
The purpose of the ground segment is to monitor and control the satellite and receive and process the science data.
The Level 1 wind profile data will be available at the Science Data Processing Centre within 3 hours of observation.
Weather prediction centres will then assimilate these wind data into numerical prediction models and the key output will improve weather forecasting. Other Level 2 data products will be generated by atmospheric science centres.
Data from Aeolus are downlinked every orbit to the SvalSat receiving station in Svalbard, Norway.
Ground stations To meet the timeliness requirements for the selected orbit two data reception stations are required such as:
- Kiruna (Sweden)
- Barrow (Alsaska).
Last update: 23 January 2012