BackForward Satellite: WSF-M1 

Satellite details
Acronym WSF-M1
Full name Weather System Follow-on Microwave
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • WSF-M1 is the first satellite of the US DoD Weather System Follow on programme.
  • It makes a substantial contribution to ocean surface vector winds, tropical cyclone intensity and LEO energetic charged particles.
  • More information here: here
Mass at launch Dry mass 1200 kg
Power
Data access link no link provided
Data access information

TBD

Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 830 km

 

Space agency DoD
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 11 Apr 2024 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2024-04-12
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 WSF-M1

Acronym Full name
MWI MicroWave Imager on WSF-M
ECP Energetic Charged Particle sensor
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
WSF-M passive 10.85 GHz 500 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel with 3rd or 4th stokes vectors
WSF-M passive 18.85 GHz 500 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel with 3rd or 4th stokes vectors
WSF-M passive 23.8 GHz 370 MHz H&V Window channel
WSF-M passive 36.75 GHz 500 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel with 3rd and 4th stokes vector
WSF-M passive 37.3 GHz 2500 MHz H&V Window channel
WSF-M passive 89 GHz 6000 MHz H&V Window channel