BackForward Satellite: XOVWM 

Satellite details
Acronym XOVWM
Full name Extended Ocean Vector Winds Mission
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the XOVWM programme.
  • Main missions: sea-surface wind with high spatial resolution for use in coastal zone.
  • Instruments not yet described.  A Ku-band synthetic aperture scatterometer, a C-band real aperture scatterometer, and a Multi-channel MW radiometer are considered.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude TBD


Space agency NOAA
Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch EOL
Last update: 2018-06-21
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 XOVWM

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