Published on 28 septembre 2023
It is operated by Norwegian company Kongsberg Satellite Services and was inaugurated as part of the Copernicus Sentinel satellite ground segment in 2013.
Its location was selected because of its high latitude and proximity to the North Pole., and it is the only commercial ground station that can support polar-orbiting satellites every time they orbit the Earth (about 14 times a day).
The image shows the receiving antennas and their shadow projected on the snow.
Data acquired by the Copernicus sentinel satellites are used to detect changes in Earth surface in detail and monitor the effects of climate change on remote environments such as the Arctic region.
Svalbard Satellite Station, an important part of the Copernicus Sentinel ground segment | Copernicus. (2023, September 27). https://www.copernicus.eu/en/media/image-day-gallery/svalbard-satellite…