BackForward Satellite: CICERO-2 

Satellite details
Acronym CICERO-2
Full name Community Initiative for Continuing Earth Radio Occultation
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd generation constellation of nano-satellites (6U CubeSat) includes GNSS-R capability and polarimetric radio occultation.
  • Orbit heights ranging from 500 to 700 km, and various orbit inclinations, depending on the launch of opportunity.
  • Main missions: radio occultation sounding.
  • Significant contribution to sea surface winds and precipitation measurements. 
  • Contribution to Space weather
Mass at launch Dry mass 10 kg
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


Space agency GeoOptics
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • CICERO-2 1&2 launched on 25 May 2022.
Launch 25 May 2022 EOL ≥2035
Last update: 2022-07-04
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-2

Acronym Full name
CION-2 CICERO-2 Instrument for GNSS-RO
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