EWS OD-1 Mission

Launch Status


Date & Time

May 2025


Space Launch Complex 8

Launch Service Provider



Mission Type

Earth Science


Sun-Synchronous Orbit

The Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System (EWS) Operational Demonstration-1 (OD-1) is a weather satellite for the United States Space Force. It is a prototype satellite made by General Atomics that will be place in LEO for a three-year demonstration mission of new EO/IR sensor technologies to various US military branches, and to act as a stop-gap for Defense Department needs for weather data.

Updated: Jan 17, 7:30am UTC

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