CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Biomass -
Full Name Biomass Status Approved
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date Mar 2025
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Oct 2030
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 102.6 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 666 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 06:00 Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications Biomass will provide global maps of forest biomass and height (at 200 m resolution) and forest disturbance (at 50 m resolution) every 6 months. This information will lead to a better understanding of the state of Earth’s forests, how they are changing over time, and advance our knowledge of the carbon cycle.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandVegetation P-Band SAR
Mission Instruments
P-Band SAR - P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 1 )
ESA Biomass Climate Change Initiative (Biomass_cci): Global datasets of forest above-ground biomass ...

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