THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
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Agency Name Full European Commission CEOS Member yes
Agency Country Europe Agency Website http://ec.europa.eu
Agency Mission Timeline click here
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-2 D
Sentinel-3Sentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C, Sentinel-3 D
Sentinel-4Sentinel-4 A, Sentinel-4 B
Sentinel-5Sentinel-5 A, Sentinel-5 B, Sentinel-5 C
Sentinel-6Sentinel-6 A Michael Freilich, Sentinel-6 B
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-1 A 03 Apr 2014 Jul 2024 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 A 23 Jun 2015 Jul 2025 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 A 16 Feb 2016 Jan 2026 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-1 B 25 Apr 2016 Mar 2026 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 B 06 Mar 2017 Feb 2027 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-5 precursor 13 Oct 2017 Sep 2027 UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)
Sentinel-3 B 25 Apr 2018 Aug 2028 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-6 A Michael Freilich 21 Nov 2020 Jun 2026 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-1 C May 2023 Apr 2033 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 C Jan 2024 Jan 2034 MSI (Sentinel-2)
MTG-S1 (sounding) Jun 2024 Dec 2032 IRS, UVN
Sentinel-4 A Jun 2024 Dec 2032 UVN (Sentinel-4)
Sentinel-3 C Oct 2024 Oct 2034 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
METOP-SG A1 Dec 2024 Jun 2032 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 A Dec 2024 Jun 2032 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 B Mar 2025 Sep 2032 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel CO2M-A Dec 2025 Jun 2033 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Sentinel CO2M-B Mar 2026 Sep 2033 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Sentinel-1 D Sep 2028 Sep 2038 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 D Oct 2028 Oct 2038 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 D Nov 2028 Nov 2038 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
METOP-SG A2 Dec 2031 Jun 2039 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-4 B Jun 2032 Dec 2040 UVN (Sentinel-4)
MTG-S2 (sounding) Jun 2032 Dec 2040 IRS, UVN
METOP-SG A3 Dec 2038 Jun 2046 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 C Dec 2038 Dec 2046 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-6 B 2025 2031 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Sentinel CO2M-C 2026 2034 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Sentinel CRISTAL-A 2028 2035 AMR-C, IRIS
Sentinel ROSE-L A 2028 2035 L-band SAR
Sentinel CHIME-A 2028 2036 HSI
Sentinel LSTM-A 2028 2036 Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
Sentinel CIMR-A 2029 2036 Imaging Microwave Radiometer
Sentinel CRISTAL-B 2030 2037 AMR-C, IRIS
Sentinel ROSE-L B 2030 2038 L-band SAR
Sentinel LSTM-B 2030 2038 Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
Sentinel CHIME-B 2030 2038 HSI
Sentinel CIMR-B 2031 2038 Imaging Microwave Radiometer
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions None.
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
MSI (Sentinel-2)Sentinel-2 A, Sentinel-2 B, Sentinel-2 C, Sentinel-2 D
OLCISentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C, Sentinel-3 D
SLSTRSentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C, Sentinel-3 D
SRALSentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C, Sentinel-3 D
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)Sentinel-5 precursor
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
CLIMSentinel CO2M-A, Sentinel CO2M-B, Sentinel CO2M-C
CO2ISentinel CO2M-A, Sentinel CO2M-B, Sentinel CO2M-C
HSISentinel CHIME-A, Sentinel CHIME-B
Imaging Microwave RadiometerSentinel CIMR-B, Sentinel CIMR-A
IRISSentinel CRISTAL-A, Sentinel CRISTAL-B
Land Surface Temperature RadiometerSentinel LSTM-A, Sentinel LSTM-B
L-band SARSentinel ROSE-L B, Sentinel ROSE-L A
MAPSentinel CO2M-A, Sentinel CO2M-B, Sentinel CO2M-C
UVNS (Sentinel-5)METOP-SG A1, Sentinel-5 A, Sentinel-5 B, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Sentinel-5 C
Approved Instruments None.
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
UVN (Sentinel-4)Sentinel-4 A, Sentinel-4 B
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
VEGETATIONSPOT-4, SPOT-5
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