MGEX
Satellite Metadata

Satellite metadata are vital for accurate modeling of GNSS data. These include unique identifiers like SVN, COSPAR ID, Satellite Catalog Number (NORAD ID); PRN/SVN mapping; SVN/frequency channel mapping for GLONASS; satellite mass; center of mass; transmit antenna and laser retroreflector array eccentricities; and transmit power. More details on this topic are given in the IGS white paper on satellite and operations information for generation of precise GNSS orbit and clock products.

Metadata for Galileo and QZSS have already been published by the European GNSS Service Center and the Cabinet Office (CAO), Government of Japan. CAO also provides operational history information including orbit maintenance maneuvers and attitude switches.

In order to be able to store and exchange the GNSS satellite metadata in a standardized format, an extension of the solution independent exchange (SINEX) format.

References

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