BackForward Satellite Programme: Ørsted (Oersted) 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme, for geomagnetic research
  • Danish programme implemented by a consortium of scientific and technical institutes supported by the Danish National Space Center (DNSC), with large international participation.
  • The platform is 3-axis stabilised by gravity gradient.
  • The design life time of the satellite is 3 years.
  • High-inclination drifting orbit.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Global data stored onboard and downlinked to a number of Danish stations, the main at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
  • Data collected and processed at the Science Data Center of DMI.
Programme lifetime 1999 - 2014
Associated satellites and instruments

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