CEOS EO HANDBOOK – AGENCY SUMMARY - COM
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 Apr 2024 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-2 A 23 Jun 2015 Jul 2025 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-3 A 16 Feb 2016 Mar 2026 DGXX-S, OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-2 B 06 Mar 2017 Apr 2027 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel-5 precursor 13 Oct 2017 Sep 2027 UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)
Sentinel-3 B 25 Apr 2018 Aug 2028 DGXX-S, OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-6 A Michael Freilich 21 Nov 2020 Jun 2026 AMR-C, DGXX-S, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-1 C Mar 2024 Apr 2034 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-4 A Sep 2024 Mar 2033 UVN (Sentinel-4)
MTG-S1 (sounding) Sep 2024 Mar 2033 IRS, UVN
Sentinel-2 C Oct 2024 Dec 2034 MSI (Sentinel-2)
METOP-SG A1 Mar 2025 Sep 2032 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 A Mar 2025 Sep 2032 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-1 D Jun 2025 Jun 2035 C-Band SAR
Sentinel-3 C Oct 2025 Oct 2035 DGXX-S, OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel-6 B Dec 2025 May 2031 AMR-C, DGXX-S, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Sentinel CO2M-A Jun 2026 Dec 2033 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Sentinel CO2M-B Sep 2026 Mar 2034 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Sentinel-2 D Sep 2028 Sep 2038 MSI (Sentinel-2)
Sentinel CRISTAL-A Dec 2028 Jun 2036 AMR-C, IRIS
Sentinel-3 D Dec 2028 Dec 2038 DGXX-S, OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Sentinel LSTM-A Mar 2029 Sep 2036 Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
Sentinel ROSE-L A Sep 2029 Mar 2037 L-band SAR
Sentinel CIMR-A Oct 2029 Apr 2037 Imaging Microwave Radiometer
Sentinel CHIME-A Dec 2029 Jun 2037 HSI
Sentinel CRISTAL-B Jun 2030 Dec 2037 AMR-C, IRIS
Sentinel LSTM-B Mar 2031 Sep 2038 Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
Sentinel ROSE-L B Sep 2031 Mar 2039 L-band SAR
Sentinel CIMR-B Oct 2031 Apr 2039 Imaging Microwave Radiometer
Sentinel CHIME-B Dec 2031 Jun 2039 HSI
METOP-SG A2 May 2032 Nov 2039 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 B May 2032 Nov 2039 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-4 B Oct 2032 Apr 2041 UVN (Sentinel-4)
MTG-S2 (sounding) Oct 2032 Apr 2041 IRS, UVN
METOP-SG A3 May 2039 Nov 2046 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Sentinel-5 C May 2039 Nov 2046 UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel CO2M-C 2027 2035 CLIM, CO2I, MAP
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-1 B 25 Apr 2016 03 Aug 2022 C-Band SAR
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