BackForwardInstrument: radar 

Instrument details
Acronym radar
Full name radar
Purpose To measure precipitation profiles.
Short description Ka-band radar. More details to be added when available.
Background Part of commercial initiative to fly radars on micro satellites.
Scanning Technique
Coverage / Cycle
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2023 to 2028
Last update: 2023-05-22
Detailed characteristics
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 future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Active and radio-occultation sensor
  • Cloud and precipitation radar
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Precipitation (liquid or solid)
  • Precipitation intensity at surface (liquid or solid)
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.