BackForward Satellite Programme: Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory  

Programme details
Programme description
  • Dual-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, addressing climate benchmarks.
  • NASA undertaking: Lead Center: Langley Research Center (LaRC); Supporting Center: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 5 years.
  • Two satellites at a time, twice, in polar drifting orbits.
  • 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