SWFO-L1 (Space Weather Follow-On - L1) is a mission planned by NOAA to provide space weather measurement as a continuation of the DSCOVR mission.
The mission of SWFO-L1 is to establish an operational capability and continuity of space weather observational requirements.
The primary observational objectives are:
SWFO-L is to be built on a 3-axis stabilized ESPA class spacecraft. It is to be launched as a rideshare with NASA's IMAP probe in 2024. In June 2020, Ball Aerospace was selected to build the spacecraft.
Following instruments are planned to be on board:
|Type / Application:||Science, Solar|
|Contractors:||Ball Aerospace (prime)|
|Equipment:||SWiPS, MAG, STIS, CCOR, ?|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||Sun-Earth Lagrange point L1 halo orbit|
|SWFO-L1||-||2025||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with IMAP, Lunar Trailblazer, GLIDE, Solar Cruiser|