European Space Agency (ESA)

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European Space Agency (ESA)

ESRIN, known as the ESA Centre for Earth Observation, is the ESA establishment responsible for managing the operation and exploitation of ESA's Earth Observation satellites. In cooperation with other space agencies, it also manages the acquisition, distribution and exploitation of data from non-ESA satellites.

In carrying out this work, ESA's Earth Observation Directorate works closely with national space agencies, both in ESA Member States and worldwide, as well as with coordination and standardisation bodies. It also cooperates with many small-and medium-sized enterprises, and with the service industry.

Data from the many instruments on board ESA satellites (Ers2, Envisat, Proba, Smos, Goce, Cryosat) are acquired and processed at the ESA EO 14 facilities in Europe and Canada and then distributed to a worldwide user community that includes several thousand scientists, value companies or application centres. Similar operations are performed for more than 20 non-ESA Earth Observation active and non active satellites like Modis, Noaa, Spot, Scisat, Odin, Kompsat-2, etc. For the Ers-2, Envisat, Cryosat, Goce and Smos missions ESRIN manages and schedules the satellites' payload data transmission links to a network of worldwide acquisition stations.

Instrument performance and product quality are permanently checked and new products developed in response to evolving user demand. Responsibility for ensuring this is done quickly and efficiently lies with those working in Earth Observation at ESRIN.


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Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)

SSC's services for Landsat 8

SSC receives Landsat 8 data for ESA from our Esrange Satellite Station in northern Sweden. Please contact us to hear how we can help acquire Landsat data in your part of the world.

A complete range of ground segment services

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) provides a complete portfolio of ground segment services to space agencies, research institutes and commercial companies.

With reliability and availability to meet even the most stringent mission objectives, SSC provides thousands of spacecraft contacts per month from more than 60 different spacecraft.

As the owner and operator of PrioraNet, the world's largest network of multi-mission ground stations, SSC provides unequalled Earth coverage for a large variety of missions and applications. PrioraNet is composed of SSC’s strategically located stations, augmented by collaborative partner stations, and provides access to our customers’ space vehicles in any orbit for a wide range of applications. The network is monitored and controlled around the clock by Our Network Management Centers, which function as a single point of access for our customers.

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This is SSC

As a leading global provider of advanced space services, SSC enables governmental agencies, companies and other commercial or research institutes to help Earth benefit from space. Built on decades of experience, SSC offers proven expertise in satellite management and engineering services, space technology and launch services for sounding rockets and balloons. We are 600 dedicated staff operating from ten countries around the world. SSC is a commercial company owned by the Swedish Government.

Station Organization: ESA / SSC

Ground Station Location: Kiruna, Sweden

Ground Station ID: KIS

Station Lat Long: POINT (67.8767 21.0622)