BackForward Satellite Programme: Aerosol-Cloud Ecosystems 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, addressing aerosol, clouds and carbon flux at ocean surface.
  • Several NASA centres involved: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) leader.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 5 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 12.
  • See details at
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime TBD
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned