An APEX team has been established in order to organize and manage the APEX missions and to process the data up to the required level. The team provides the data users with the processed data, assures the technical performance of the instrument and markets the services and applications provided by APEX. The APEX team provides this service on an operational basis to the user community.

The APEX team intends to offer flight opportunities to all interested parties within ESA campaigns, EU campaigns and national campaigns. Commercial flights and dedicated scientific flights will be offered as well. Exploitation of the instrument will start in 2009.