BackForward Satellite Programme: European Data Relay System 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Constellation of telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbits  to provide data from satellites in low Earth orbits in near real time to users.
  • It is a public–private partnership between ESA and Airbus
  • They can also host space weather instruments
  • More information:
Data circulation


Agencies ESAAirbus
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2034
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • European Data Relay System