BackForward Satellite Programme: Amazônia 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of operational satellites for high-resolution land observation.
  • Brazilian programme: INPE responsible of development and operations. 
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30.
  • The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
  • See detailed description at http://www.inpe.br/produtos_servicos/engenharia_satelites/amazonia1.php.
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies INPE
Programme lifetime 2018 - 2028
Associated satellites and instruments

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