BackForward Satellite Programme: MicroCarb 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme for CO2 monitoring.  Prototype of Copernicus CO2M satellites.
  • French programme with international participation:  CNES responsible of development and operations. UKSA for prelaunch testing.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellite is 5 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit with ECT around 10:30.
  • See detailed descriptions here and here
Data circulation
  • TBD
Programme lifetime 2025 - 2030
Associated satellites and instruments

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