BackForward Satellite: PCW-2 

Satellite details
Acronym PCW-2
Full name Polar Communications and Weather - 2
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the PCW programme, actually flown at the same time as the 1st one.
  • Main missions (by the 2 satellites): high-latitude frequent imagery for operational meteorology, and all-time telecommunication services.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD.
Orbit Molniya orbit Altitude
Inclination 63.4 °


Space agency CSA
Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Development no longer planned.
Launch EOL
Last update: 2018-12-06
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 PCW-2

Acronym Full name
ISR Imaging SpectroRadiometer
SWS Space Weather Suite
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