"MODIS during the pass" is a basic prototype to demonstate the real-time satellite streams. The goal of the project is to collect and process satellite data flow in near real time, using the global network of ground stations, to minimize the time of imagery delivering for emergency applications.
Satellite product files are generated in small time extent pieces ("granules") right during the acquisition of the data. Most of the product files become avaliable for dowload in a few minutes after the satellites captures the Earth.
The project is implemented in partnership with RBC Signals - the global provider of real-time space communications technologies and services for satellite operators. - http://rbcsignals.com/