BackForward Satellite Programme: Compact Spectral Irradiance Monitor 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme for spectral solar irradiance.
  • NASA programme - designed, built and operated by the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).
  • 3-axis stabilized platform of the Cubesat class.
  • Design lifetime of 5 years.
  • Drifting orbit, near-polar, about 600 km.
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2018 - 2022
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Compact Spectral Irradiance Monitor