BackForward Satellite: TROPICS-06 

Satellite details
Acronym TROPICS-06
Full name Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats - 06
Satellite Description
  • 6th flight unit of the TROPICS constellation.
  • Mission: to monitor changes in tropical cyclones to provide a 60 min median refresh rate (when the 7-satellite constellation is fully deployed).
Mass at launch 3.9 kg Dry mass
Power
Data access link https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov
Data access information
  • Data distributed by the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 550 km
Inclination 30 °

 

Space agency NASA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2023 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2022-09-26
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 TROPICS-06

Acronym Full name
TMS TROPICS Millimeter-wave Sounder
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
TMS passive 91.655 GHz 3000 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 114.5 GHz 1000 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 115.95 GHz 800 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 116.65 GHz 600 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 117.25 GHz 600 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 117.8 GHz 500 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 118.24 GHz 380 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window region
TMS passive 118.58 GHz 380 MHz Passive MW radiometer in O2 band
TMS passive 184.41 GHz 2000 MHz Passive MW radiometer near water vapour line
TMS passive 186.51 GHz 2000 MHz Passive MW radiometer near water vapour line
TMS passive 190.31 GHz 2000 MHz Passive MW radiometer near water vapour line
TMS passive 204.8 GHz 2000 MHz Passive MW radiometer in window