Full Name High-altitude Aerosols, Water vapour and Clouds sa
Status Planned
Mission Agencies CSA, ECCC, NASA, UQAM, USask Launch Date 2031
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 2036
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 97.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 450 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 24 days
Objectives and Applications HAWC (High-altitude Aerosols, Water vapour and Clouds) is a planned Canadian mission on NASA's AOS, that will provide critical data to support extreme weather prediction, climate modelling, and monitoring of disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, wildfires and extreme precipitation. HAWC consists of three innovative Canadian instruments and a Canadian satellite that will be part of the international NASA-led Atmosphere Observing System (AOS). The data collected by HAWC and AOS will improve our ability to predict near-term weather events, long-term climatic conditions and air quality.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
ALI - Aerosol Limb Imager
SHOW - Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water
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