Ground segment


Know the ground-based infrastructure necessary to support the operation of satellites, including the operation of spacecraft in orbit; receive and process satellite data.

Alternative labels

elements of the ground segment
ground-based segment
ground segment facilities
spacecraft ground-based control systems
ground-based infrastructure
satellite ground infrastructure
control segment
ground-based control systems for spacecraft and satellites

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Ground segment is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Aviation ground systems engineer: Aviation ground systems engineers are in charge of supervising the maintenance of the equipment of the airport, for example, the visual aids, airport electrical systems, luggage systems, security systems, pavements, drainage, maintenance of unpaved areas and equipment and vehicles.

Optional knowledge

Ground segment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Ground segment – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022