BackForward Satellite Programme: Hyperspectral Microwave Sounder 

Programme details
Programme description
  • HYMS is a new, compact advanced millimetre wave technology that provides high spectral resolution microwave radiances for NWP.
  • Spire and the UK STFC will work together on a demonstrator mission of the HYMS, launching it with the long-term objective of launching a full constellation for atmospheric monitoring. 
  • Spire will launch the instrument on a 16U satellite. 
  • More details here.
Data circulation
  • Data distributed by Spire.
Agencies SPIRE
Programme lifetime 2024 - 2027
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned