Organization

The major elements of the EnMAP mission are the Scientific Principal Investigator with the GFZ Potsdam, the Space Segment lead by Kayser-Threde and the EnMAP Ground Segment headed by DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen. The project management is with the DLR Space Administration.

Scientific Principal Investigator, led by Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam, Germany, is responsible for:

  • Definition of the scientific objectives and requirements of the EnMAP Mission
  • Development of an EnMAP Science Program
  • Advise project management on trade-off between technical and scientific issues during mission implementation
  • Conception and coordination of validation of the data products.

EnMAP Science Advisory Group (EnSAG) is headed by the Principal Investigator and composed of international imaging spectroscopy experts. EnSAG:

  • provides advise to the German Space Administration at DLR in the mission's scientific objectives to achieve optimal scientific results
  • monitors the agreement between the scientific objectives and the EnMAP program execution
  • provides recommendations for complementary activities that enable retrieval and use of the data
  • raises awareness of EnMAP data in the scientific community.

Project Management is led by DLR Space Administration in Bonn-Oberkassel, Germany, and responsible for:

  • The overall project management including the development and implementation of the ground segment and the mission operations
  • Contracting of a consortium led by Kayser-Threde AG for the development of the satellite concept including launcher where the satellite bus is origin of OHB System AG.

EnMAP Space Segment is led by Kayser-Threde GmbH and is composed of:

  • the EnMAP satellite bus providing power, memory, the S-Band uplink/downlink for TMTC data reception/transmission, the X-Band downlink for payload data transmission (OHB Technology)
  • the hyperspectral imaging instrument (HSI) realised as a pushbroom imaging spectrometer (Kayser-Threde GmbH).

EnMAP Ground Segment is led by the The Remote Sensing Technology Institute at DLR and comprises:

  • the Mission Operation System, controlling and commanding platform and instrument
  • the Payload Ground System, responsible for data reception, data processing and archiving, providing an user interface for accepting observation requests, taking and executing product orders, disseminating data products to users
  • the Processor and Calibration/Quality Control System developing the HSI Processing System capable of generating calibrated HSI data products at several processing levels, calibrating the sensor and performing data product quality control.