BackForward Satellite Programme: Falcon-Eye 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Constellation of two satellites in orbits coordinated so as to provide frequent revisit time (up to daily with both satellites in orbit).
  • United Arab Emirates programme.  Satellites commissioned by the Armed Forces to Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design lifetime of the satellites is 5 years.
  • The satellites exploit a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • The two-satellite programme implies mutual redundancy.
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to the EIAST Mission Control Center (MCC) located in Dubai, co-located with the Image Receiving and Processing Station (IRPS).
Agencies EIAST
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2025
Associated satellites and instruments

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