BackForward Satellite Programme: Polar 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for Space weather.
  • USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is spin-stabilised.
  • The design lifetime of the satellites is 3 years.
  • The satellite exploits a polar highly-elliptical orbit.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Onboard stored and real-time data received, processed and made available by NASA/GSFC.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 1996 - 2008
Associated satellites and instruments

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