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EUMETSAT Polar System may provide GNSS navigation bit data

February 4, 2019  - By

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The EUMETSAT Polar System is considering providing GNSS navigation bit data, should there be sufficient interest in the user community.

“In the framework of the development of the radio occultation data processor for the new EUMETSAT Polar System – Second Generation mission, we envisage a GNSS Navigation Bit Data product,” wrote Riccardo Notarpietro, a remote sensing scientist with EUMETSAT’s radio occultation team, in an email.

“This product will contain the bit stream of each of the GNSS navigation messages which are modulating the open service GNSS signals. We are thinking to provide this product operationally on an hourly base covering the last hour of observations from a dedicated ground-based network of GNSS receivers.”

If there is sufficient interest, the data would be made available from the EUMETSAT data distribution system. Notarpietro invites those who are interested or have questions to contact the team at

EUMETSAT is the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. The second-generation of the polar system, also known as EPS-SG, will secure the continuation of meteorological observations from polar orbit in the 2022-2043 timeframe.

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