BackForward Satellite: PREFIRE-2 

Satellite details
Acronym PREFIRE-2
Full name Polar Radiant Energy in the Far Infrared Experiment-2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Second satellite of PreFIRE mission
  • Mission implemented by two 6U CubeSat satellites flown in orthogonal SSO orbits at altitudes around 530 km.
  • Main mission: radiation budget in polar regions and ice cloud radiative transfer
Mass at launch Dry mass 3 kg
Power 4.5 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 530 km
ECT 08:00 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)

SatelliteĀ 2 08:00 ECT at slightly different heights from satellite 1

Launch 25 May 2024 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2024-06-25
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on PREFIRE-2

Acronym Full name
TIRS Thermal IR Spectrometer
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