AWS ESA Satellite

The Arctic Weather Satellite mission will provide frequent coverage of Earth for improved nowcasting and numerical weather prediction.

Mission Information

Mission Details

NameAWS
Mission InfoArctic Weather Satellite
TypeSatellite
Launch DateMarch 01, 2024
Launch SiteGuiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana
ContractorAAC Clyde Space

Satellite Details

Scientific InstrumentAWS Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
Mass120 Kg
ManufacturerOHB Sweden

Orbit Information

OrbitSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)
Orbital Altitude600 Km
Orbital Inclination97 Degrees

Space Organization Details

OrganizationESA
ContinentEurope
CountryFrance