BackForward Satellite: AOS-HAWCSat 

Satellite details
Acronym AOS-HAWCSat
Full name Atmosphere Observing System - High-altitude Aerosols, Water vapour and Clouds Sat
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description  
  • Main mission - research meteorology
  • Main mission - climate research
  • Canadian mission to support extreme weather prediction, climate modelling, and monitoring of disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, wildfires and extreme precipitation
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 430 km
ECT 13:30 


Space agency NASACSAJAXA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2031 EOL ≥2036
Last update: 2023-11-02
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 AOS-HAWCSat

Acronym Full name
ALI Aerosol Limb Imager
SHOW Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water
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