BackForward Satellite: HYMS IOD 

Satellite details
Acronym HYMS IOD
Full name Hyperspectral Microwave Sounder In Orbit Demonstrator
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite to demonstrate HYMS concept
  • Main mission Operational Meteorology
  • Substantial contribution to climate monitoring
Mass at launch Dry mass 20 kg
Power 100 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by Spire
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 550 km


Space agency SPIRE
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2024 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2023-12-26
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 HYMS IOD

Acronym Full name
HYMS Hyperspectral Microwave Sounder
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
HYMS passive 54 GHz 156 MHz TBD Temperature sounding channels
HYMS passive 89 GHz 3000 MHz TBD Window channel
HYMS passive 183.1 GHz 500 MHz TBD Water vapour channel