BackForward Satellite Programme: Scientific Exploratory Satellite for Atmospheric CO2 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme addressing greenhouse gases.
  • Chinese cooperative programme: MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) responsible of Development; CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and CMA (China Meteorological Administration) responsible of operations.
  • The platform is stabilised over three-axes.
  • The design lifetime is 2 years.
  • The exploited orbit is sun-synchronous with ECT around 13:30-13:40
Data circulation
  • Global on-board storage, data retrieved on command.
  • Data acquisition, processing and dissemination by the National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) of CMA
Agencies MOSTCMACAS
Programme lifetime 2016 - 2018
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Scientific Exploratory Satellite for Atmospheric CO2