Forward Satellite Programme: Three-Dimensional Tropospheric Winds from Space-Based Lidar 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, demonstrating the use of lidar to monitor atmospheric dynamics.
  • NASA responsible of development of the space segment.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 3 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit, ECT TBD.
  • See some detail at http://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/3D-Winds.html
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2023 - 2026
Associated satellites and instruments

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