Sentinel 3B ESA Satellite

Carrying a suite of cutting edge instruments, Copernicus Sentinel-3 measures systematically Earths oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large scale global dynamics. It provides essential information in near-real time for ocean and weather forecasting.

Mission Information

Mission Details

NameSentinel 3B
TypeSatellite
Launch DateApril 25, 2018
Launch SiteGuiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana

Satellite Details

Scientific InstrumentSLSTR (Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer), OLCI (Ocean and Land Colour Instrument), SRAL (SAR Altimeter), DORIS (Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite), MWR (Microwave Radiometer)
Mass1150 Kg
ManufacturerThales Alenia Space

Orbit Information

OrbitLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
Orbital Altitude814 Km
Orbital Inclination98.6 Degrees

Space Organization Details

OrganizationESA
ContinentEurope
CountryFrance