Instrument: MM Radiometer
Microwave sounder to measure the environment around tropical storms.
Microwave radiometer with channels at five frequencies, 89, 165, 176, 180 and 182 GHz.
New technology to allow radiometer to be fitted in a cubesat.
Cross-track scanning with a +/- 45 deg nadir view giving a 825 km wide swath at 400 km altitude orbit.
Coverage / Cycle
Each 2 days, limited to about 60°S to 60°N due to the ISS inclination orbit
2018 to ≥2022
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Earth observation instrument Passive microwave radiometer Cross-track, special or non-scanning microwave radiometer
Subcomponent 1 MW sounder and imager in inclined orbits
Primary mission objectives
Cloud liquid water (CLW) Cloud liquid water (CLW) total column Integrated Water Vapour (IWV) Specific humidity Secondary mission objectives
Cloud ice Total Column Cloud ice effective radius Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid) Opportunity objectives Cloud drop effective radius Downward long-wave irradiance at Earth surface Upward long-wave irradiance at Earth surface Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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