BackForward Satellite Programme: PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Satellite programme, for land and vegetation observation.
  • National Italian programme: cooperative effort of several Italian scientific institutes and the Carlo Gavazzi Space company, responsible for project management, contract management and system engineering, both for space segment and ground segment, under ASI sponsorship.
  • The platflorm is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to a number of ground stations.   Carlo Gavazzi Space (CGS) responsible for data acquisition, processing and distribution from the IDHS (Instrument Data Handling System) in Matera, Italy.
Agencies ASI
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2035
Associated satellites and instruments

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