BackForward Satellite Programme: Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, addressing atmospheric chemistry.
  • Main involved NASA centres: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Langley Research Center (LaRC) and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 3 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime TBD
Associated satellites and instruments

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