BackForward Satellite Programme: Precipitation and All-weather Temperature and Humidity 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earth Science Decadal Survey, to demonstrate MW sounding from GEO.
  • NASA/JPL responsible of development of the space segment.
  • The platform┬áis actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 5 years.
  • The position in GEO orbit is TBD.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime TBD
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Precipitation and All-weather Temperature and Humidity