BackForward Satellite Programme: Bi-spectral Infra-Red Detection 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme for land observation.
  • German programme: DLR responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 1 years.
  • The satellite exploits sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30.
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Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to a DLR station.  Data available from DLR.
Agencies DLR
Programme lifetime 2001 - 2007
Associated satellites and instruments

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