Precise Orbit Determination

Precise Orbit Determination (POD) is the process of accurately tracking the position and velocity of a satellite in orbit using GNSS. Learn more about our Earth Intelligence data here

Tracking satellite orbits solely from the ground using fixed ground antennas carries a margin of error, but using GNSS systems in space allows for real-time autonomous determination of a satellite’s position. This is especially important for remote sensing satellites as they gather data about specific patterns and events on Earth.

Learn more

  1. European Space Agency Nauipedia | Precise Orbit Determination. Accessed 23 October 2018. [Web]
  2. Hobbs; David & Bohn; Preben. 2018). Precise Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbit Satellites.