BackForward Satellite Programme: CASSIOPE 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for Space weather.
  • Canadian programme: CSA appointed MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates), Richmond, responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design lifetime of the satellites is 2 years.
  • The satellite exploits a polar highly-elliptical orbit.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Onboard stored and real-time data are downlinked to MDA.
  • Data processing and distribution performed by the Science Operations Center (SOC) at the University of Calgary.
Agencies CSA
Programme lifetime 2013 - 2021
Associated satellites and instruments

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