Minimize Earth Observation Mode - Instrument Source Packets
In Earth Observation mode, OLCI measurement data packets are delivered in five science packets, one for each camera, every 44 ms, gathering data related to the 21 nominal bands of the instrument, complemented by the smear band.
Products output in Earth Observation mode have two levels of timeliness and spatial resolution.
  • processing time:
    • Near Real-Time (NRT): products shall be delivered to the users within 3 hours after satellite acquisition.
    • Non Time Critical (NTC): products shall be delivered within 1 month after acquisition and archived.
  • spatial resolution:
    • Full Resolution (FR), with a ground pixel of approximately 300 m at sub-satellite point (SSP).