BackForward Satellite Programme: Carbon Dioxide Image 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme to demonstrate the feasibility of verifying carbon dioxide emissions from localized sources such as coal-fired power plants down to medium source strength (>1 MtCO2/yr) worldwide.
  • Sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km altitude with local equator crossing time 11:00
  • A summary of the mission here
Data circulation
Agencies DLR
Programme lifetime 2026 - 2029
Associated satellites and instruments

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