BackForward Satellite: ISS COWVR 

Satellite details
Full name Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer on the ISS
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description

Mission consisting of hosting COWVR on the International Space Station.

Mass at launch 59 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data routinely available from NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 407 km
Inclination 51.6 °


Space agency NASACSADLRESAJAXARoscosmos
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Dec 2021 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2022-05-16
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 ISS COWVR

Acronym Full name
COWVR Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
COWVR passive 18.7 GHz 780 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel
COWVR passive 23.8 GHz 475 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Water vapour channel
COWVR passive 39.9 GHz 1975 MHz V+H+P+M+L+R Window channel