BackForward Satellite Programme: Atmosphere Observing System 

Programme details
Programme description
  • The Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) mission goal is to optimize how we examine links among tiny particles known as "aerosols", clouds, atmospheric convection, and precipitation.
  • AOS comprises of 4 satellites, 2 in sun synchronous orbits and 2 in drifting orbits
  • This is a joint US, Canadian and Japanese effort with contributions from other nations
  • The first launch will be in 2029
  • Some details here
Data circulation
  • TBD
Programme lifetime 2029 - 2036
Associated satellites and instruments

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