BackForward Satellite: INCUS-2 

Satellite details
Acronym INCUS-2
Full name INCUS-2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd of 3 INCUS satellites having a Ka band radar and MW radiometer
  • In close formation with INCUS-1/3
  • To apply a time-differencing approach to estimate convective mass flux in tropical convective storms
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude


Space agency NASA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Satellite inclination will be between 22.5 and 39 deg
Launch ≥2027 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2024-06-10
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 INCUS-2

Acronym Full name
INCUS-radar Radar on 3 INCUS satellites
MM Radiometer Millimetre-wave Radiometer
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