BackForward Satellite Programme: Glory 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme, for aerosol investigation.
  • USA programme: developed and managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellite is 3 years.
  • The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit following the A-train (13:30).
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Onboard stored data downlinked to Poker Flats (Alaska) with backup in Norway.
  • Data processed shared among LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) in Boulder, NASA/GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies) in New York. and the NASA/GSFC in Greenbelt.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2011 - 2011
Associated satellites and instruments

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