BIOMASS

BIOMASS

Vega C TBD - 2024

Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Vega C rocket as part of BIOMASS Mission from ELV Guiana Space Centre French Guiana, France.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameBIOMASS
Launch SiteELV, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France
Launch VehicleVega C
AgencyArianespace
Launch DateTBD - 2024
ESAs Earth Observation Programme Board has selected Biomass in May 2013 to become the seventh Earth Explorer mission. The innovative satellite aims to map and monitor one of Earths most precious resources. The satellite will be designed to provide, for the first time from space, P-band radar measurements that are optimised to determine the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the worlds forests with greater accuracy than ever before.

Launch Vehicle - Vega C

Height35 meters
Diameter3.4 meters
Mass210 tons
Payload To SSO2.2 tons
Payload To LEO3.3 tons
Payload To PO2.3 tons
Altitude Of Apogee5700 Km
Altitude Of Perigee250 Km
Thrust At Lift Off180 tons