Data processing facility

What is imaging spectroscopy and what are its benefits? 

During image acquisition, the APEX instrument acquires data with a data rate of of 65Mb/s. These data are stored onboard on SSD-disks.

After the mission,  the APEX data is downloaded onto LTO-tapes and transported the APEX Processing and Archiving Facility (PAF) for further processing and archiving.

The figure below illustrates the APEX PAF workflow and available product levels:

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