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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PCW-1 -
Full Name Polar Communications and Weather-1 Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies CSA, DND, ECCC Launch Date 01 Aug 2021
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Aug 2036
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Highly elliptical Orbit Period 718 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 63.4 deg
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST N/A Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications Continuous meteorological observation and communications service to the Arctic.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols PCWMP
Atmospheric Humidity Fields PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric, PCWMP
Liquid water and precipitation rate PCWMP
Ozone PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric
Trace gases (excluding ozone) PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric
Atmospheric Temperature Fields PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements PCW PHEOS - Solar-Terrestrial
LandVegetation PCWMP
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) PCWMP
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth PCWMP
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness PCWMP
Mission Instruments
PCW PHEOS - Atmospheric - Polar Highly Elliptical Orbit Science Weather, Climate & Air Quality Mission
PCW PHEOS - Solar-Terrestrial - Polar Highly Elliptical Orbit Science, Solar-Terrestrial Mission
PCWMP - PCW Meteorological Payload (1 on each PCW S/C)
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