Any satellite system is constituted in general of two main components, namely the Space Segment and the Ground Segment. The Space Segment is basically the spacecraft itself, one or more, and its payload: it includes all the hardware and software tools to make the satellite(s) operate as planned and commanded by the ground control centre, from the trusters to perform the orbit and attitude manoeuvres to all the equipment to execute embarked instrument operations and to ensure the data transmission to the ground. The Ground Segment encompasses all the ground facilities required to manage and control the space segment, and to carry out all the operations related to the satellite data handling: data acquisition, processing, archiving, retrieval and distribution; consequently it also includes the user interfaces and services.
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- Satellite Data Archiving, Retrieval and Distribution
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