Data processing facility

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:


 


APEX PAF workflow