Sentinel Mission Data Acquisition and (NRT) production
Sentinel data acquisition and quasi-real-time production (local stations) can provide a regional (within the station coverage) quasi-real-time (10-15 min from sensing) data service via Sentinel collaborative (local) stations.
Provided no conflicts arise with the systematic space and ground segment operations, ESA will support operations in terms of mission planning (acquisition scheduling including all auxiliary information) over the local geographical area of interest and provision of satellite-to-ground interface information.
Only a limited number of collaborative stations can be supported, as the systematic downlink scenario to core stations may exclude certain real-time downlinks. It is envisaged that only a very limited number of collaborative stations outside Europe (Asia, South East Asia, southern parts of North America and South America) a priori not in overlap with core receiving stations can be supported. In principle there is no limitation to the number of collaborative ground stations with similar visibility of the core stations (collaborative stations may "listen" to Sentinel data transmissions to core stations).
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