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The BRITE-Constellation mission has the following organizational components:

  • BEST - BRITE Executive Science Team
  • BIAST - BRITE International Advisory Science Team
  • Mission Control
  • Satellite Control

                                      BRITE-Constellation operations concept

BEST is the overall steering committee which decides, with input from BIAST, the goals of the science mission by defining the observing schedule.

Mission Control is responsible for setting up the instruments such that the observing schedule can be executed and for performing a daily science data quality evaluation. The results are communicated to BEST.

The Satellite Control Teams are responsible for operating the spacecraft that are assigned to their authority. Each spacecraft is commanded and checked regularly for its health. Status reports are submitted to Mission Control and BEST.

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