BackForward Satellite Programme: ESA Space Situational Awareness programme 

Programme details
Programme description
  • The ESA Space Situational Awareness programme contributes observations to space weather forecasting centres.
  • It comprises 2 Vigil satellites to monitor the sun from the L1 and L5 Lagrange points.
  • Vigil-L5 will be the first satellite to launch in the mid-2020's
  • ESA is the lead agency with several European Institutes contributing to hardware and space weather forecasting.
Data circulation

Data from ESA TBD

Agencies ESA
Programme lifetime 2029 - 2039
Associated satellites and instruments

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