GOCE’s GNSS data available at GSSC


The GNSS measurements of the ESA’s GOCE mission have joined the GSSC datasets. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission was in orbit from March 2009 to November 2013.

The main payload was a high sensitive gradiometer which was supplemented with an onboard GPS receiver used as a satellite-to-satellite tracking instrument. The GPS receiver consisted in a 12-channel dual-frequency receiver capable to deliver pseudo-range and carrier-phase measurements at both GPS frequencies at 1 Hz rate.

Now, these measurements are available at GSSC providing a new set of GNSS measurements in RINEX format at low orbit (~268 km) supplementing the on-ground GNSS measurements already available in the GSSC.

Navigation data from other GNSS space users will be gradually integrated at the GSSC in support to scientific research.

It can be accessed from here