UK Cluster Data Centre
Welcome to CDHF, the Cluster Coordinated Data Handling Facility.
The ESA Cluster satellite mission, comprises four spacecraft designed to study small-scale and/or transitory structures of the Earth's magnetosphere. The satellites were launched in pairs on board two Russian Soyuz rockets from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 16th July and 9th August 2000.
The UKCDC will provide a UK centre for processing and disseminating data from the Cluster satellites. The Data Centre is part of the Cluster Science Data System (CSDS) which includes National Data Centres in France, Germany, Scandinavia, USA, Hungary, and Austria. Each will generate scientific parameters for their national instruments and exchange this data with the other centres. The UK CDHF will process science parameters for the UK-led instruments, using software and calibrations provided by its Principal Investigator (PI) teams from MSSL, ICSTM, Sheffield and Sussex Universities. It will also combine these parameters with those from the other data centres.
This work is funded by
the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council.