Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment
Roberto Sciarra(1) and Eric Monjoux(2)
(1) Serco S.p.A. c/o ESA/ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy
(2) ESA/ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy
GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) is a joint initiative of the
European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA), designed to establish a European capacity for the provision and use of operational information.
The operational character of the Sentinel missions implies the “provision of services in a routine, long-term and continuous fashion, with a consistent quality and a very high level of availability”.
The Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) is in charge of the Acquisition, Processing, Archiving and Dissemination of the Sentinel-3 payload data (OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL) and interfaces the GSC Coordinated Data Access System (GSCDA) for providing Sentinel-3 products to the GMES Service Projects.
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,