Full Name Radar Observing System for Europe in L-band A
aka ROSE-L B
Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA, COM Launch Date Sep 2031
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Mar 2039
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.74 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.19 deg
Orbit Altitude 693 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 (at AN ± 1min) Repeat Cycle 12 days
Objectives and Applications ROSE-L will provide day-and-night monitoring of land, oceans and ice offering more frequent imaging at high spatial resolution and sensitivity, to monitor soil moisture, precision farming, food security, forest biomass and changes to land use. In addition, the mission will monitor polar ice sheets and ice caps, sea ice extent, and snow cover.
Mission Measurements
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements L-band SAR
Mission Instruments
L-band SAR - L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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