BackForward Satellite: FORUM 

Satellite details
Acronym FORUM
Full name Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite of the FORUM programme.
  • Main mission: Earth radiation budget, ice cloud scattering and surface emissivity over poles
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • 24 hr timeliness but 3hr on demand
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 835 km
ECT 09:30 desc


Space agency ESA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2027 EOL ≥2033
Last update: 2023-11-30
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 FORUM

Acronym Full name
FSI FORUM Sounding Instrument
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