BackForward Satellite: BIOMASS 

Satellite details
Full name BIOMASS
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the BIOMASS programme.
  • Main mission: to quantify the forest biomass, the extend of forest and deforested areas and the delimitation of flooded forests.
  • Significant contribution to land and glacier topography.
Mass at launch 1200 kg Dry mass 1140 kg
Power 1500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data made available from the ESA’s Payload Data Ground Segment at the ESRIN.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 660 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency ESA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch Apr 2025 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2023-11-06
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on BIOMASS

Acronym Full name
SAR-P Synthetic Aperture Radar - P-band
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-P active 0 GHz - 0.435 GHz 0 MHz - P-band SAR