BackForward Satellite Programme: Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, addressing atmospheric aerosol.
  • Main involved NASA centres: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California; Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia; and Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Other involvments: several universities, federal research organizations and international partners.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 3 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • Detailed description at
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2024 - 2027
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols