A command control ground segment, the MIGS (MIcrosatellite Ground Segment) which, for the operational phase, will comprise at least four components:
A microsatellite multi-mission Command Control Center (CCC). This component gathers a nominal center and a tests center. DEMETER and PARASOL operations are realised on the same CCC.
Two 2 GHz Reception Stations (TTCET (Telemetry and TeleCommand Earth Terminal)), located one at Aussaguel and the other at Kiruna.
A 8 GHz Reception Station (XTET (X band Telemetry Earth Terminal)) for the scientific payload telemetry reception, located at CNES Toulouse.
A Communication Network (DCN (Data Communication Network)).
A Scientific Mission Center Level 1, CMS-N1, composed of three entities:
the frontal CMS, which will:
prepare and send the payload telecommand to the control center,
recover the scientific payload telemetry stored in the 8 GHz Station,
the Production Center (CPP), for the processing, the distribution and the archiving of the PARASOL level 1 products
the Image Quality System (SQI), for the instrument performances follow up, the calibration operations set up and the calibration coefficients calculation
The Icare research structure which, through the creation of a dedicated Data Management and Processing Centre, which will have to:
process the level 2 and 3 data,
distribute and archive PARASOL level 2 and 3 products.