BackForward Satellite: HydroGNSS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym HydroGNSS-1
Full name Hydro Global Navigation Satellite System-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First of 2 satellites 
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind observation by GNSS signals analysis.
  • Significant contribution to soil moisture, freeze thaw state over permafrost, inundation and wetlands, and above ground biomass.
Mass at launch Dry mass 40 kg
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 550 km
ECT 10:30 


Space agency ESAUKSASSTL
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch Nov 2024 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2023-11-06
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 HydroGNSS-1

Acronym Full name
GNSS-R GNSS Reflectometer
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