BackForward Satellite Programme: Kazakhstan Earth Observation Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of two satellites for land observation and disaster monitoring.
  • National programme of Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan National Space Agency (Kazcosmos) responsible of development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Orbits: sunsynchronus around 10:30 ECT.
  • The design life time is 7 years.
  • The satellites are launched at short time interval.
  • See detailed description at and
Data circulation
  • Data downlinked in X-band over the Kazcosmos receiving station in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Processing and distribution by Kazcosmos.
Agencies Kazcosmos
Programme lifetime 2014 - 2022
Associated satellites and instruments

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