BackForward Satellite: INCUS-3 

Satellite details
Acronym INCUS-3
Full name INCUS-3
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • One of 3 INCUS satellites having a Ka band radar
  • In close formation with INCUS-1/2
  • To apply a time-differencing approach to estimate convective mass flux in tropical convective storms
Mass at launch Dry mass 100 kg
Power 190 W
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-3

Acronym Full name
INCUS-radar Radar on 3 INCUS satellites
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