Full Name ISS Utlisation: STP-H8 (Space Test Program Houston 8) Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 21 Dec 2021
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
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International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 400 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 2023-05-03T14:34:43.025+0100 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications A pair of USSF technology instruments for the ISS consisting of COWVR (Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer) and TEMPEST (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems). The instruments were build by NASA JPL and were launched by SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) in December 2021. COWVR aims to measure wind speed and direction at the ocean surface, and TEMPEST aims to study atmospheric humidity.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields TEMPEST
OceanOcean surface winds COWVR
Mission Instruments
COWVR - Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer
TEMPEST - Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems
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