BackForward Satellite: SWN-L1 A 

Satellite details
Acronym SWN-L1 A
Full name Space Weather Next at L1 A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd Flight unit of the SWFO programme as continuity and resilience for SWFO
  • Main missions: solar physics and space weather.
  • The instrumentation includes a Compact Coronagraph (CCOR), magnetometer, a Supra Thermal Ion Sensor (STIS), a Solar Wind Plasma Sensor (SWIPS), and an X-Ray flux monitor.
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 Considered
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2028 EOL ≥2033
Last update: 2024-02-22
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 SWN-L1 A

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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