BackForward Satellite: CFOSAT follow-on 

Satellite details
Acronym CFOSAT follow-on
Full name Chinese-French Oceanography Satellite - follow-on
Satellite Description
  • Second flight unit of the CFOSAT programme.
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind, altimetry and waves.
Mass at launch 650 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the CNES and CNSA mission centres.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km
ECT 07:00 desc


Space agency CNSACNES
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2022 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2021-10-22
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CFOSAT follow-on

Acronym Full name
SCAT Scatterometer
SWIM Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring instrument.
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SWIM active 13575 - 13575 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band radar altimeter
SCAT active 13256 - 13256 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band scatterometer