BackForward Satellite Programme: Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer - Earth Probe 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for ozone monitoring.
  • USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations.
  • Platform actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Design lifetime: 2 years.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 12:00.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Onboard stored data downlinked to the network of NASA acquisition stations.
  • Processing and distribution performed by NASA/GSFC.
Agencies NASA
Programme lifetime 1996 - 2006
Associated satellites and instruments

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