BackForward Satellite Programme: Coastal and Ocean measurement Mission with Precise and Innovative Radar Altimeter 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-flight programme, for advanced technology in the field of operational oceanography.
  • Japanese programme: JAXA responsible of development and operations.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellites exploit a drifting orbit.
  • For more description, see http://www.aviso.altimetry.fr/fileadmin/documents/OSTST/2011/poster/Hiroshi_Nakayama.pdf
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies JAXA
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Coastal and Ocean measurement Mission with Precise and Innovative Radar Altimeter