BackForward Satellite: GNOMES 

Satellite details
Acronym GNOMES
Full name GNSS Navigation and Occultation Measurement Satellites
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of micro-satellites, designed for maintaining up to 20 flight units.
  • Orbit heights ranging around 600 km, possibly sunsynchronous, depending on the launch of opportunity.
  • Main missions: radio occultation sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 30 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 600 km


Space agency PlanetiQ
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • 1st flight unit launched on 30 August 2020.
  • 2nd flight unit launched on 30 June 2021.
Launch 30 Aug 2020 EOL ≥2040
Last update: 2021-07-04
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 GNOMES

Acronym Full name
Pyxis-RO Pyxis-RO
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