BackForward Satellite Programme: Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single satellite programme for Space weather.
  • Swedish programme: designed and developed by OHB Sweden, ÅAC Microtec, Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University, Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Chalmers, Space and Plasma Physics Group at KTH and Omnisys Instruments. The mission is funded by the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA).
  • 3-axis stabilised platform.
  • Design lifetime: 5 years.
  • Dawn-dusk sun-synchronous orbit at 600 km height.
  • For details, see https://www.rymdstyrelsen.se/en/swedish-satellites/mats.
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies SNSA
Programme lifetime 2019 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

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

  • Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy