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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-6 A Michael Freilich -
Full Name Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
aka Jason-CS A, Sentinel-6 A
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, COM, ESA, NASA, NOAA Launch Date 21 Nov 2020
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jun 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 46984 (TLE)
International Designator 2020-086A
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 112.4 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 66.05 deg
Orbit Altitude 1343 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 10 days
Objectives and Applications Providing continuity of the reference, high-precision ocean topography service after Jason-3.
Mission Measurements
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, LRA (Sentinel-6), 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 - Advanced Microwave Radiometer for Climate
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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