This page contains relevant information for the understanding of the Data stored and distributed from the Solar Orbiter Archive (SOAR) pages at Further detailed information on how to make use of the Solar Orbiter archive can be found at SOAR (Solar Orbiter Archive) - How to Use.

EPD Instrument

Understanding the data

Calibration files

EUI Instrument


An error has been detected in the SPICE kernels that is affecting certain keywords of the EUI FITs data. While the data themselves are all fine, two keywords contain wrong values: HEE{XYZ}_OBS and GSE{XYZ}_OBS. The error came from referencing one of the frames to the equator rather than the ecliptic plane, and therefore the orientation of the ecliptic plane is wrong.

If you do not use those keywords, you can ignore this caveat.

A new version of all the EUI data up to now will be produced soon. You can expect V02 data for all existing affected products.

Understanding the data

MAG Instrument

Understanding the data

Detailed reports of available data

Data Validity period

Data Release Report

April 2020


June 2020

SOL-MAG-DataReleaseReport_2006_ 30Sep2020.pdf

July 2020

SOL-MAG-DataReleaseReport_2007_ 30Sep2020.pdf

August 2020

SOL-MAG-DataReleaseReport_2008_ v01_5Oct2020.pdf

September 2020


October 2020

SOL-MAG-DataReleaseReport_2010_ v1_7Jan2021.pdf

November 2020
December 2020

January 2021

February 2021 

March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
August 2021
September 2021
October 2021

November 2021

SOL-MAG-DataReleaseReport_2111_ v1_18Jan2022.pdf
December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

Calibration files

Metis Instrument

METIS-OATO-SPE-021_2.0 Solar Orbiter Metis Data Product Description Document_20211012.pdf

RPW Instrument

Understanding the data

Calibration files

SoloHI Instrument

Understanding the Data

SWA Instrument

Understanding the data

Caveats to use of SWA-EAS data: SO-SWA-MSSL-TN-015_ Issue1_SWA_EAS_Caveats.pdf

SWA-PAS L2 Data User Guide: PAS_L2_Data_User_Guide_20201116.pdf