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Satellite details
Acronym MISTiC Winds
Full name Midwave Infrared Sounding of Temperature and humidity in a Constellation for Winds
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of satellites of the CubeSat class carrying a MWIR spectrometer operating in the range 4.08-5.8 μm for frequent measurement of temperature and humidity profiles.
  • The wind profile is retrieved by assimilation of these frequent profiles.
  • The target spatial resolution is 2 to 4 km, and the frequency of sampling 1 to 2 h.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
Last update: 2016-06-30
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