BackForward Satellite: SWFO-L1 

Satellite details
Acronym SWFO-L1
Full name Space Weather Follow-On at L1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the SWFO programme.
  • Main missions: solar physics and space weather.
  • The instrumentation includes a Compact Coronagraph (CCOR), a Solar Wind Instrument Suite (SWIS), a potential ESA-contributed instrument (X-Ray flux monitor), and possibly an instrument of opportunity (IOO).
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data processing performed by the NWS Space Weather Processing Center (SWPC).
  • Archived data available from the NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Orbit Lagrange libration point 1 Altitude 1.5e+06 km


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2025 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2022-10-03
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 SWFO-L1

Acronym Full name
CCOR Compact CORonagraph
SWIS/SWiPS Space Weather Instrument Suite / Solar Wind Plasma Sensor
SWIS/STIS Space Weather Instrument Suite / SupraThermal Ion Sensor
SWIS/MAG Space Weather Instrument Suite / Magnetometer
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