BackForward Satellite Programme: Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for solar observation.
  • USA programme: managed by NASA/GSFC through the Space Science Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • The satellite is spin-stabilised.
  • The design lifetime is 2 years.
  • The orbit is drifting, low-inclination.
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Data circulation
  • Onboard stored and real-time data are downlinked to several stations of the NASA network and associated.  The mission is operated by the Space Science Laboratory of the University of California.
  • The data are delivered to the Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) at GSFC and to the HESSI Experimental Data Center (HEDC) at Zürich.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2002 - 2018
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager