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Satellite details
Acronym WIND
Full name WIND
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the WIND programme.
  • Main missions; solar physics and Space weather.
Mass at launch 1250 kg Dry mass 950 kg
Power 370 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA/GSFC.
Orbit Lagrange libration point 1 Altitude 1.5e+06 km


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Initially placed in a double-lunar-swingby orbit, the satellite was moved to the L1 position in November 1996.
Launch 01 Nov 1994 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2022-03-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

  • Wind
    • WIND (1994 - 2022)
Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on WIND

Acronym Full name
MFI Magnetic Field Investigation
WAVES Radio and Plasma Wave Experiment
SWE Solar Wind Experiment
SMS Solar wind ion composition, Mass sensor, and Suprathermal ion composition
EPACT Energetic Particles Acceleration, Composition, Transport
PLASMA 3-D Plasma and Energetic Particles Experiment
TGRS Transient Gamma Ray Spectrometer
KONUS Gamma Ray Burst Investigation
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