File Extension Library

.SP3 File Extension

  • Developer by: NOAA NGS
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SP3 file?

.SP3 file extension is created by NOAA NGS. .SP3 has been classified as GIS Files. The format of .SP3 file is Text.

.SP3 is NGS SP3 File

File created in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Standard Product #3 (SP3) format; saved in a plain text ASCII format and contains satellite orbit information; used for tracking GPS satellite orbits, but also supports non-GPS orbits as well.

The original SP3 format, called SP3-a, was extended to include additional information in the SP3-b and SP3-c formats.

List of all softwares that can open the NGS SP3 File
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Wolfram Research Mathematica
File Type 2:

Windows XP SP3 CD File

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Data file that resides on a Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installation disc; uses the filenames WIN51IP.SP3 and WIN51IC.SP3; contains data that is used for the operating system installation.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows XP SP3 CD File
Microsoft Windows

How to Open .SP3 file on different platforms

Open .SP3 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SP3
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SP3 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SP3 files" Press "Ok"

Open .SP3 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SP3 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SP3 File on Linux

Right click on the .SP3 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SP3 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SP3 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SP3 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SP3 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SP3 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SP3 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SP3 file format
  2. You need to check the .SP3 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)