SWITCH Satellite

Spacecraft name SWITCH (Stratospheric Water Inventory, Tomography of Convective Hydration)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organisation NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Headquarters US

Measure water vapor in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere with microwave sensor.


Revolutionary approach for making high resolution measurements of atmospheric composition. The technique uses a transmitter and receiver to produce an “active microwave tomographic” capability that will measure water vapor in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, along with other species, to a 500m vertical resolution.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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