BackForward Satellite Programme: Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Dual-satellite programme in the framework of the US Earh System Science Pathfinder Program, addressing FIR emission.
  • Main NASA centre involved: JPL.
  • Two components (6U CubSats) in two drifting orbits at different heigths
  • Platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the mission is 3 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 12:00.
  • See detailed description at https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/projects/PREFIRE.
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 2021 - 2026
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment