Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich: preparing for launch
A European satellite built to carry out precise measurements of sea level changes has arrived in California in preparation for launch. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite forms part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth Observation programme and will employ radar to map sea surface topography.
The mission will be used to monitor the height of the sea surface to understand long-term change. It will also measure wave height and wind speed. The satellite will provide fundamental data for climate science, policy-making and protecting the 600 million people who live in vulnerable coastal areas.
Data are provided to Copernicus services in near-real time to improve marine and weather forecasts used by maritime and coastal communities.
The mission is a collaboration between ESA, the European Commission, EUMETSAT, NASA and NOAA, with support from the French Space Agency CNES.
It is named Michael Freilich after NASA’s former Director of Earth Science and is scheduled for launch on 10 November on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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FIRST VIEW,FIRST COMMENT,FIRST LIKE
I think its a luck to be the first commentator here!!!
Hi I’m first and also I commented on SpaceX’s video asking them if they could heart my comment and they didn’t so now I’m sad. 😢
Isn't it supposed to be launched on 10th November???
Plz upload.a video on launch because I feel so happy to see your video. All your videos are awesome😊😊. Proud of ESA 😇😇
Such vital work being done by the program. Let's hope the world listens to the science and acts on climate issues. Thanks ESA, so interesting.
Sentinel 2 replacment ?
5m free pics ?
My warm greetings from India 🙏
It’s so interesting
Tysm for sharing
All the best 🚀👩🏼🚀❤️
Great information !
Parabéns ESA pelo n. 1 de observação da Terra …Sentinel 6 será um instrumento importante e poderoso de visão a futuro e longo prazo!!! Mais que nunca os princípios encontram-se com os fins!! As medições rigorosas para analisar os comportamentos e alterações!! Obrigado …