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Agency Name Full European Commission CEOS Member yes
Agency Country Europe Agency Website http://ec.europa.eu
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Agency Series
SeriesMissions
METOP-SG AMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
MTG-S (sounding)MTG-S1 (sounding), MTG-S2 (sounding)
Sentinel-1Sentinel-1 A, Sentinel-1 B, Sentinel-1 C, Sentinel-1 D
Sentinel-2Sentinel-2 A, Sentinel-2 B, Sentinel-2 C
Sentinel-3Sentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C
Sentinel-6Sentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-1 A 03 Apr 2014 Jan 2021 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 A 22 Jun 2015 May 2022 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 A 16 Feb 2016 Jan 2023 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-1 B 25 Apr 2016 Apr 2023 C-Band SAR
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-5 precursor Nov 2016 Nov 2023 UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)
Sentinel-2 B May 2017 Mar 2024 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 B Feb 2018 Sep 2025 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-1 C Feb 2021 Jun 2028 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 C Jun 2021 May 2029 MSI (Sentinel-2)
METOP-SG A1 Jun 2021 Oct 2028 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
MTG-S1 (sounding) Jun 2022 Dec 2030 IRS, UVN
Sentinel-3 C Jun 2023 Jan 2029 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-1 D Jul 2023 Jun 2030 C-Band SAR
METOP-SG A2 Jun 2028 Dec 2035 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
MTG-S2 (sounding) Dec 2030 Jun 2039 IRS, UVN
METOP-SG A3 Jun 2035 Dec 2042 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-6 A 2020 2025 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter, TriG
Sentinel-5 A 2021 2028 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-4 A 2022 2030 UVN (Sentinel-4)
Sentinel-5 B 2022 2030 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-6 B 2025 2032 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter, TriG
Sentinel-4 B 2030 2039 UVN (Sentinel-4)
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions None.
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
MSI (Sentinel-2)Sentinel-2 A, Sentinel-2 B, Sentinel-2 C
OLCISentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C
SLSTRSentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C
SRALSentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
UVNS (Sentinel-5)METOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Sentinel-5 A, Sentinel-5 B
Approved Instruments None.
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
UVN (Sentinel-4)Sentinel-4 A, Sentinel-4 B
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)Sentinel-5 precursor
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
VEGETATIONSPOT-4, SPOT-5
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