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The following questions related to the Copernicus POD Service have been posed by users from the scientific community or are deemed of interest for potential users. The most common ones, together with their answers, are included here below:

  • Where can the POD orbital products and auxiliary data be accessed?
    The Sentinel-3 near-real time (NRT), short-time critical (STC) and non-time critical (NTC) products are being routinely uploaded to the Copernicus Open Access Hub (COAH). The NRT products are available with a latency of 24 hours and a retention policy on the COAH of 1 month. The STC products are available with a latency of 2 days and a retention policy on the COAH of 1 month. The NTC products are available with a latency of 26 days since the beginning of the mission.

    The precise platform data files are also routinely uploaded to the COAH with a latency of 26 days since the beginning of the mission.
  • Are the Sentinel RINEX available for the scientific community?
    Yes, the GNSS L1 RINEX files decoded from the GPS L0 data are available in the Copernicus Open Access Hub since the beginning of the mission. These files are updated daily with a latency of one week and they cover one day of timespan.