Sentinel 6 ESA Satellite

With global mean sea level rising because of climate change, Copernicus Sentinel-6 is the next radar altimetry reference mission to extend the legacy of sea-surface height measurements until at least 2030. The satellite carries a Poseidon-4 radar altimeter and a microwave radiometer.

Mission Information

Mission Details

NameSentinel 6
Mission InfoMichael Freilich Satellite
TypeSatellite
Launch DateNovember 21, 2020
Launch SiteVandenberg Space Launch Complex 4, California, United States
ContractorNASA

Satellite Details

Scientific InstrumentPoseidon-4 Radar Altimeter
Mass1192 Kg
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space

Orbit Information

OrbitSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)
Orbital Altitude1192 Km
Orbital Inclination66 Degrees

Space Organization Details

OrganizationESA
ContinentEurope
CountryFrance