BackForwardInstrument:  GPS (ESA) 

Instrument details
Acronym GPS (ESA)
Full name GPS Receiver
Purpose Precision orbitography
Short description Receiver for simultaneous acquisition of signals from a few satellites of the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique N/A
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency ESA
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: 2010-05-21 to ≥2033
Last update: 2017-03-31
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Other payload component
  • Positioning system
Mission objectives
Opportunity objectives
  • Geoid
  • Gravity field
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geoid4 - fairHighly indirect.Opportunity information from GNSS receiver used for precise orbit determination
Gravity field5 - marginalHighly indirect.Opportunity information from GNSS receiver used for precise orbit determination