BackForward Satellite Programme: Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme for Space weather.
  • USA programme: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) responsible of development, US Navy Office of Naval Research cooperating for design and operations.
  • The platform was spin stabilised.
  • The design life time of the satellite was 3 years.
  • The satellite exploited a Highly-elliptical Earth Orbit. actually a geosynchronous tranfer orbit.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data available from the NASA MSFC, Huntsville, Alabama, and the Navy Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia
Agencies NASADoD
Programme lifetime 1990 - 1991
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite