BackForward Satellite Programme: Sistema Satellital para Observation de la Tierra 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for land observation.
  • Chilean programme: developed and operated by ACE (Agencia Chilena del Espacio).
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • See detailed descriptions at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to the operational ground segment based in Santiago, Chile, also responsible of data distribution.
Agencies ACE
Programme lifetime 2011 - 2022
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Sistema Satellital para Observation de la Tierra