BackForward Satellite Programme: Weather System Follow-on 

Programme details
Programme description
  • The WSF programme is intended to provide continuity to the U.S. DMSP satellite programme.
  • There are several planned components to the programme which include both meteorological and space weather observations. 
  • The first satellites will be WSF-M platforms which have a microwave radiometer placed in sun-synchronous orbits.
  • Also possible plans for a WSF-E platform with IR and Visible radiometers.
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies DoD
Programme lifetime 2024 - 2035
Associated satellites and instruments

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