BackForward Satellite: Sentinel-6A 

Satellite details
Acronym Sentinel-6A
Full name Sentinel-6A
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Sentinel-6 series, also named "Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich".  Formerly named JASON-CS-A.
  • Main mission: ocean topography and waves.
  • Substantial contribution to Solid Earth (geoid).
  • Significant contribution to space weather.
Mass at launch 1440 kg Dry mass 1191 kg
Power 891 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 1336 km
Inclination 66 °

 

Space agency EUMETSATCNESECESANASANOAA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Nov 2020 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2021-03-03
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Sentinel-6A

Acronym Full name
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
GPS GPS Receiver
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
GNSS-RO Global Navigation Satellite System - Radio Occultation
AMR-C Advanced Microwave Radiometer - C
Poseidon-4 Poseidon-4
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SRAL active 13580 - 13580 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band radar altimeter
AMR-C passive 18700 MHz 200000  kHz - A   Window channel
AMR-C passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz - A   Water vapour channel
AMR-C passive 34000 MHz 400000  kHz - A   Window channel
XDD S-E 8090 MHz 120MG1D 120000  kHz RHCP D 150000  kbps Data Downlink
DORIS E-S 401.25 MHz 23K0G1D 23  kHz RHCP D 4  kbps Precise positioning by DORIS
DORIS E-S 2036.25 MHz 23K0G1D 23  kHz RHCP D 4  kbps Precise positioning by DORIS
TC E-S 2078.0906 MHz 1M00G2D 1000  kHz RHCP D 16  kbps Telecommand
TC E-S 2088.8782 MHz 1M00G2D 1000  kHz RHCP D 16  kbps Telecommand
TM S-E 2256.75 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz RHCP D 32/1000  kbps Telemetry
TM S-E 2268.5 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz RHCP D 32/1000  kbps Telemetry