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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-6 B -
Full Name Sentinel-6 B
aka Jason-CS B
Status Planned
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, COM, ESA, NASA, NOAA Launch Date 2025
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2031
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 112.4 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 66.05 deg
Orbit Altitude 1336 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications To provide continuity of the reference, high-precision ocean topography service after Sentinel-6A
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols GNSS POD Receiver
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AMR-C, GNSS-RO Receiver
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, Poseidon-4 Altimeter
LandLandscape topography Poseidon-4 Altimeter
OceanOcean topography/currents AMR-C, DORIS-NG, Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Ocean surface winds Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Ocean wave height and spectrum Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Mission Instruments
AMR-C - AMR-C Climate-quality microwave radiometer
DORIS-NG - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG
GNSS POD Receiver - GNSS POD Receiver
GNSS-RO Receiver - GNSS Radio Occultation Receiver
LRA (Sentinel-6) - Laser Retroreflector Array (Sentinel-6)
Poseidon-4 Altimeter - Poseidon-4 SAR Radar Altimeter
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