support segment


generic infrastructure and services used to support the development and operation of space system elements


  • NOTE 1 Examples are ground stations and associated networks, orbit computing facilities, test centres, astronaut centre, launch facilities (e.g. Plestek, Baikonour, Guiana Space Centre).
  • NOTE 2 Items can be part of other segments during their development and later become part of the support segment when used (e.g. a tracking network).
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