BackForward Satellite Programme: Sustainable Development Science Satellite 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of polar orbiting satellites for Earth Observation
  • First Earth science satellite of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Aims to measure traces of global anthropogenic activities
  • Satellites designed to last 3 years
  • Some details here.
Data circulation
  • The SDGSAT-1 data products include different Level-1, Level-2 and Level-4 data products. Level-4 product is based on the Level-1 product after ortho-rectification using ground control points and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and output with a standardized format. Currently, only the Level-4 product is available to users.
Agencies CAS
Programme lifetime 2021 - 2025
Associated satellites and instruments

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