Organization

The project management of the EnMAP mission is with DLR Space Administration. The major elements are the Scientific Principal Investigator with GFZ Potsdam, the Space Segment led by OHB System AG and the EnMAP Ground Segment headed by DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen.

Project Management is led by DLR Space Administration in Bonn-Oberkassel, Germany, and responsible for:
  • Overall project management, including the development and implementation of the ground segment and mission operations
  • Contracting a consortium led by OHB System AG for the development of the satellite concept including launcher and satellite bus.
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
  • Advising project management on trade-offs between technical and scientific issues during mission implementation
  • Conception and coordination of data products validation.
EnMAP Science Advisory Group (EnSAG) is headed by the Principal Investigator and composed is composed of German and international imaging spectroscopy experts. EnSAG:
  • provides advice to the DLR's German Space Administration on the mission's scientific objectives in order to achieve optimal scientific results
  • monitors agreement between the scientific objectives and EnMAP program execution
  • provides recommendations for complementary activities that enable data retrieval and use
  • raises awareness of EnMAP data in the science community.
EnMAP Space Segment is led by OHB System AG and is composed of:
  • the EnMAP satellite bus, providing power, memory, the S-band uplink/downlink for TMTC data reception/transmission, and the X-band downlink for payload data transmission
  • the hyperspectral imaging instrument (HSI), realised as a pushbroom imaging spectrometer.
EnMAP Ground Segment is led by 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, processing, and archiving; providing a user interface for accepting observation requests; taking and executing product orders; disseminating data products to users
  • the Processor and Calibration/Quality Control System, developing HSI Processing System capability to generate calibrated HSI data products at several processing levels, calibrating the sensor and performing data product quality control.
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