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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-3 B -
Full Name Sentinel-3 B Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, COM, EUMETSAT Launch Date Feb 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Sep 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.65 deg
Orbit Altitude 807 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle 27 days
Objectives and Applications Supporting global land and ocean monitoring services, in particular: sea/land colour data and surface temperature; sea surface and land ice topography; coastal zones, inland water and sea ice topography; vegetation products.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols OLCI
Atmospheric Humidity Fields SRAL
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature OLCI
Cloud particle properties and profile OLCI
Radiation budget OLCI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields OLCI
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SRAL
LandAlbedo and reflectance OLCI
Landscape topography SRAL
Vegetation OLCI
Surface temperature (land) SLSTR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) OLCI, SLSTR
OceanOcean colour/biology OLCI
Ocean topography/currents SRAL
Ocean surface winds SRAL
Surface temperature (ocean) SLSTR
Ocean wave height and spectrum SRAL
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) OLCI
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SRAL
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SLSTR, SRAL
Mission Instruments
OLCI - Ocean and Land Colour Imager
SLSTR - Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
SRAL - SAR Radar Altimeter
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