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The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences.
Concurrent Design Facility
The RAL Space Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) is designed for the quick and efficient conceptual design of complex space systems.
The Electronics Group within the Imaging Systems Division has several facilities.
High-Resolution Spectroscopy Facility
The High-Resolution Spectroscopy Facility studies the spectrally-resolved radiative properties of matter (extinction, emission, and reflection) at high spectral resolution across a wide span of the electromagnetic spectrum
The Laser Spectroscopy team carries out research and development on tuneable laser spectroscopy methods, instruments, technologies, and applications.
NERC Earth Observation Data Centre
The NERC Earth Observation Data Centre is a designated centre for satellite and airborne Earth observation data.
Over the last 30 years the Optical Systems Group have designed instruments that cover the range of wavelengths from extreme UV through to very long wave THz systems.
Precision Development Facility
The Precision Development Facility - Millimetre Wave Technology - is a comprehensive and well-equipped facility providing expertise in precision machining and novel component prototyping associated with the manufacture of miniature detectors.
Satellite Ground Station Facility
The Satellite Ground Station and Control Centre, located at RAL, is used for both uplink commanding and downlink telemetry reception. It is currently receiving data from the ACE satellite.
Space Test Facility
RAL Space facilities have been created to meet the comprehensive and exacting needs of customers and collaborators.
The Chilbolton Observatory
Chilbolton Observatory is home to a wide range of science facilities covering research in atmospheric science, radiocommunications, astronomy and space science and technology.
UK Solar System Data Centre
The UK Solar System Data Centre system stores and distributes data relating to Solar system science, Earth's ionosphere and geomagnetic environment.