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Arctic Tracking

Arctic Tracking – data collected by satellite ground missions

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Arctic Tracking. Satellite data transmitted to earth observation missions

Many of the satellites that gather information on the health of our planet pass over the polar regions  above the North and South Poles.

The satellite ground stations are located in these remote areas.  They’re positioned to collect the data and talk to the missions passing above them. Vital data is received which contributes to the damaging issues of the environment.

This video presents the most northern ground station ESA is using – SvalSat.  It is located within the Arctic Circle. This is where contact is made with many of ESA’s Earth observation missions. The Svalsat station contributes to ESA’s global tracking station network, Estrack.

Meet some of the scientists monitoring the progress of the mission. There is also a community living in the area. Many of them work with ESA scientists and engineers.  It is a full time job and monitoring is necessary 24 hours a day.


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