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Satellite details
Acronym CICERO
Full name Community Initiative for Continuing Earth Radio Occultation
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of nano-satellites (6U CubeSat), designed for maintaining up to 24 flight units.
  • Orbit heights ranging from 500 to 700 km, and various orbit inclinations, depending on the launch of opportunity.
  • Main missions: radio occultation sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather
Mass at launch 10 kg Dry mass
Power 21 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • The data are made available by GeoOptics, Pasadena, CA, USA, on a commercial basis.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 550 km


Space agency GeoOptics
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • 8 flight units launched as of 3 September 2020 (CICERO 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and OSM-1 CICERO).
Launch 23 Jun 2017 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2022-05-30
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 CICERO

Acronym Full name
CION CICERO Instrument for GNSS-RO
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