BackForward Satellite: CYGNSS (8 sats) 

Satellite details
Acronym CYGNSS (8 sats)
Full name Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (8 sats)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 8 microsatellites flown in the same orbital plane.
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind observation in tropical cyclones and other precipitating conditions, by GPS signals analysis.
Mass at launch 25 kg Dry mass
Power 40 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from the CYGNSS Science Data Center of NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 500 km
Inclination 35 °


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Contact was lost with the FM-06 satellite on 3 Dec 2022
Launch 15 Dec 2016 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2023-12-18
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CYGNSS (8 sats)

Acronym Full name
DDMI Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument
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