BackForward Satellite Programme: Radar Imaging Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of two experimental satellites for SAR observation.
  • Indian programme: ISRO responsible of development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellites can exploit different orbits, either sunsynchronous or low-inclination.
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Data circulation
  • Real-time downlink to a network of appointed acquisition stations in X-band.
  • All data concentrated to the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad for processing and distribution.
Agencies ISRO
Programme lifetime 2009 - 2029
Associated satellites and instruments

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