BackForward Satellite Programme: Arctica in Molniya orbit 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Two-satellite programme for high-latitude frequent observation.
  • Russian programme: Roscosmos responsible of development, RosHydroMet of operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellites exploit the Highly Elliptical Molniya orbit.
  • The two satellites are flown at nearly the same time, with coordinated dephased orbital planes.
  • Detailed description not available.
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies RosHydroMetRoscosmos
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2030