The University of Leicester has hosted or co-hosted ground data processing facilities in support of the following space missions:

ESA XMM/Newton РUOL operated the XMM data archive; NASA SWIFT -Role in the SWIFT operations and data archiving, with a local portal; ESA Gaia РMembers of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis consortium; Beagle2 РEurope’s only Mars surface mission to date was conceived, developed, managed and controlled from the National Space Centre within facilities allocated to the University of Leicester. A ground monitoring and control facility was designed and implemented and integrated with both NASA and ESA ground segments allowing cross-support from separate orbiter missions. Secure data handling, command sequence validation and science commissioning activities were all developed from scratch within an extremely constrained schedule and cost cap.

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