BackForward Satellite Programme: Beijing 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite operational programme, contributing to the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC).
  • Chinese programme: NRSCC (National Remote Sensing Centre of China) responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellite exploits the sunsynchronous orbit of the DMC around 10:30.
  • Redundancy is implemented by co-flying with several other similar satellites in the DMC.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to receiving stations of the DMC.
  • Data service managed by 21AT, a Chinese company.
Agencies NRSCC
Programme lifetime 2005 - 2010
Associated satellites and instruments

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