Rosich, Betlem; Miranda, Nuno; Potin, Pierre; Putignano, Cosimo (ESA, Italy)
Sabella, Gianluca (SERCO, Italy)
Geudtner, Dirk (ESA, The Netherlands)
This paper provides an overview of the Senitnel-1 Ground Segment and its main operations concepts. It presents the Sentinel-1 Payload data Ground Segment (PDGS), responsible during the Sentinel-1 mission operations for the Sentinel-1 mission planning, X-Band data downlink, data processing, quality performance, data dissemination, archiving activities and user interface, with the main objective to make the core ground segment products available to the Sentinel-1 users within the expected timeliness and quality. The paper describes as well the Sentinel- 1 operational user product family and their characteristics.