BackForward Satellite Programme: Snow and Cold Land Processes 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, addressing snow observation.
  • Programme in the framework of the NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) leader.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time of the satellites is 3 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit TBD.
  • See details 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