GNSS Analysis Center Final Orbit/Reference Frame Product

doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igsacsum_001

Data Center Citation

Noll, Carey E., The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System: A resource to support scientific analysis using space geodesy, Advances in Space Research, Volume 45, Issue 12, 15 June 2010, Pages 1421-1440, ISSN 0273-1177,

Data Citation

International GNSS Service, GNSS Final AC Orbit Solution Summary Product, Greenbelt, MD, USA:NASA Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), Accessed [[enter user data access date]] at doi:10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igsacsum_001.

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  • Name: GNSS Final AC Orbit Solution Summary Product available from the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)
  • Format: SP3c
  • Spatial Coverage: 90.0 to -90.0, 180.0 to -180.0
  • Temporal Coverage: 1992-01-01 to present
  • Temporal Resolution: Daily
  • File Size: 50 Kbytes/day
  • Platforms: GPS, GLONASS


The IGS final orbit/reference frame/clock/ERP products can be used to determine precise coordinates of the observing stations, gravity field parameters, and Earth orientation parameters. The IGS final products are the basis for the IGS reference frame and are intended for those applications demanding high consistency and quality.

This derived product set consists of Global Navigation Satellite System Final Orbit/Reference Frame Product Summary from the NASA Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS). GNSS satellites provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. GNSS data sets from ground receivers at the CDDIS consist primarily of the data from the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Since 2011, the CDDIS GNSS archive includes data from other GNSS (Europe’s Galileo, China’s Beidou, Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System/QZSS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System/IRNSS, and worldwide Satellite Based Augmentation Systems/SBASs), which are similar to the U.S. GPS in terms of the satellite constellation, orbits, and signal structure. Analysis Centers (ACs) of the International GNSS Service (IGS) retrieve GNSS data on regular schedules to produce GNSS satellite and ground receiver clock values. The IGS Analysis Center Coordinator (ACC) uses these individual AC solutions to generate the official IGS final orbit, reference frame, combined satellite and receiver clock, and ERP products. The final AC products consist of daily orbit files, generated on a weekly basis with a delay of approximately 13 days from the last day of the week. All satellite and receiver clock solution files utilize the clock RINEX format and span 24 hours from 00:00 to 23:45 UTC. The solution summary file details information about the generation of the daily final products.

Data Access

GNSS Final AC Orbit Solution Summary Products are online:

Append the following directory and file names to the starting directory:


as described in the table below.

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codCODE (3 day long arc solution)
cofCODE (1 day solution)
emxNRCan (GLONASS only)
iacMCC (GLONASS only)
iglIGS final solution combination (GLONASS only)
igrIGS rapid solution combination
igsIGS final solution combination
iguIGS ultra-rapid solution combination
igvIGS ultra-rapid solution combination (GLONASS only)
mccMCC (GLONASS only from SLR data)
nclUniversity of Newcastle
Code Meaning
AAAanalysis center name/type of solution
Dday of week (0-6, 7 indicates weekly)
.Z UNIX compressed file