BackForward Satellite Programme: MicroCarb 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme for CO2 monitoring.  Possible prototype of a constellation.
  • French programme with international participation:  CNES responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellite is 5 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit with ECT around 10:30
  • See detailed description at

Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies CNES
Programme lifetime 2023 - 2028
Associated satellites and instruments

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