BackForward Satellite Programme: Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite (GHOSt) is a  constellation of six technically identical hyperspectral imaging microsatellites by Orbital Sidekick Inc. (OSK) in the USA primarily for atmospheric chemistry.
  • The satellites are in sun-synchronous orbits.
  • GHOSt aims to build on its predecessor Aurora to provide enhanced commercial data sets used in industrial, government, agriculture, environmental and defence sectors. 
Data circulation
  • Data available from OSK
Agencies OSK
Programme lifetime 2023 - 2029
Associated satellites and instruments

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