Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, the SNAP software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500 000 times in less than five years. The graph shows downloads until the end of March 2020. SNAP is a free and open toolbox for processing data products from numerous satellite missions such as Copernicus Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3, as well as ESA’s SMOS mission, and ‘Third Party Missions’ where ESA uses its multimission ground systems to acquire, process, distribute and archive data from satellites owned by other organisations. Over the last year, the average number of downloads per month has exceeded 8000, more than 50% of which were for 64-bit Windows. Linux is the second most popular operating system. Colours in the graph indicate different operating systems: blue = MacOS; green = Linux; red = Windows64; yellow = Windows 32.
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