BackForward Satellite Programme: Arctic Weather Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • An ESA mission to launch a prototype Arctic Weather Satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit which has a microwave sounder
  • Planned to be a precursor of a constellation of satellites operated by EUMETSAT named EPS-Sterna
  • The objective is to increase the number and frequency of observations over the poles and also provide more frequent microwave soundings for nowcasting
  • More details here.
Data circulation
  • Real time data available via direct broadcast
  • Data also available via EUMETCAST
Agencies ESA
Programme lifetime 2024 - 2029
Associated satellites and instruments

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