BackForward Satellite Programme: Environmental Mapping and Analysis Programme 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for land and vegetation observation.
  • German programme: cooperative effort of several German scientific institute, sponsored by DLR 
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 11:00.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to a number of ground stations: main PDAS (Primary Data Acquisition Station), Neustrelitz.
  • Data processing and distribution from EDAP (EnMAP Data Access Portal).
Agencies DLR
Programme lifetime 2022 - 2026
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Environmental Mapping and Analysis Programme