The MMFI team is part of the DFD International Ground Segment department and one of the components in a European wide distributed network of reception, archiving and processing centers. On behalf of ESA it operates the German Processing and Archiving Facility (D-PAF) for the ERS missions and the German Processing and Archiving Center (D-PAC) for the ENVISAT mission. In addition, it is also increasingly processing data for other mission operators (so-called “third party missions”).
As part of the ESA Oxygen initiative, since 2005 mission-specific infrastructures are being replaced by the ESA Multi-Mission Facility Infrastructure (MMFI). As Prime Contractor DFD decisively contributed to the associated software development and integration phase. As of 2009 data from the following missions are being continuously generated and distributed:
ESA Envisat Mission :
ESA ERS Mission:
Geoeye IKONOS Mission
Seaspace MODIS on Terra and Aqua
The team is also preparing for participation in the ESA Sentinel missions, and its ongoing development and integration work will also benefit the establishment of the Sentinel ground segments.