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ESA entrusts Indra with data storage for the Sentinel 2B satellite
by Staff Writers
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Oct 05, 2015


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Indra will be in charge of storing at its data center in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) the images of the future optical Earth observation satellite, the Sentinel-2B, which is planned to be launched into orbit in 2016.

The European Space Agency (ESA) awarded in 2013 to Indra an initial contract for implementing at its facilities one of the main data Processing and Archiving Centers (PAC) of the Sentinel-2A satellite mission ground segment. Now ESA expands the contract to include data management for the twin satellite, the Sentinel-2B, and extends it to 2020.

After Sentinel-2A was launched last June, the PAC entered into operation and began receiving the first images. With a surface of 5,000 square meters, this centre is located at the Indra Data Processing Center (DPC) in Madrid.

It fulfills the stringent level of security and offers an uninterrupted service level of at least 99.98%, equivalent to the characteristics specified for TIER III facilities. It is expected that one petabyte will be received annually to be stored when Sentinel-2B becomes operational.


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