US-Europe ocean monitoring satellite to launch Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

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A Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov. 10 and will measure sea level rise in the ocean. The satellite is a collaboration between the European Union and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.’

A new Earth observation satellite that will monitor the planet’s oceans is slated for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base next month.’

The satellite, named Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, was built in cooperation between the European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and will launch from Vandenberg on Nov. 10, one week early, according to Josef Aschbacher, director of Earth Observation Programmes with the European Space Agency.’

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Date: 2020-10-16T19:30:00-0700
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US-Europe ocean monitoring satellite to launch Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The satellite is named after Michael Freilich, the former NASA director who advocated for advancing satellite measurements of the ocean.’

“We live on a blue marble flying through space and it’s blue because of the 70% of the surface that’s covered by oceans,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate director for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. “What we tend to forget, though, is that nearly 80% of the Earth’s population lives near the oceans.

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The new satellite will monitor ocean conditions and provide data, including sea level and temperature, to help better predict weather events and help understand climate change.’

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Ocean monitoring satellite arrives at California launch site

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U.S.-European Sea Level Satellite Gears Up for Launch

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will soon be heading into orbit to monitor the height of the ocean for nearly the entire globe.

Preparations are ramping up for the Nov. 10 launch of the world’s latest sea level satellite. Since arriving in a giant cargo plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California last month, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich has been undergoing final checks, including visual inspections, to make sure it’s fit to head into orbit.

Surviving the bone-rattling vibrations and sounds of launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket is just the start of the mission. Once in orbit some 830 miles (1,336 kilometers) above Earth, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich has the task of collecting sea level measurements with an accuracy of a few centimeters (for a single measurement) for more than 90% of the world’s oceans. And it will be making those measurements while repeatedly flying through an area of intense radiation known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can scramble electronics.

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New Ocean-Monitoring Satellite A Result Of ‘Historic’ US

A new ocean-observing satellite from Europe has finally arrived in the U.S. ahead of its November launch.’

After a two-day journey from Munich, Germany, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite safely arrived at the Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 24 at 1:40 p.m. EDT.

“The spacecraft had a smooth trip from Europe and is in good shape,”‘mission project manager Parag Vaze, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a NASA news release. “Final preparations are underway to see the satellite safely into Earth orbit in a little under seven weeks.”

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Date: 2020-09-28T06:10:03-04:00
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World’s Latest Earth-Observing Satellite, Sentinel

As a historic U.S.-European partnership, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will begin a five-and-a-half-year prime mission to collect the most accurate data yet on the global sea level and how our oceans are rising in response to climate change.

The mission will also collect precise data of atmospheric temperature and humidity that will help improve weather forecasts and climate models.

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich builds on the heritage of the ESA (European Space Agency) Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission as well as the heritage and legacy of the U.S.-European TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1, 2, and 3 series of sea-level observation satellites.

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Date: 2020-10-05T04:00:29Z
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Media Invited to Virtual Briefing on Launch of Sentinel

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is the first of two Copernicus Sentinel-6/Jason-CS (Continuity of Service) satellites launching five years apart and will extend a nearly 30-year dataset of ocean data. The mission is being developed jointly by ESA (European Space Agency) in the context of the European Copernicus program led by the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the European Commission and contributions from France’s space agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales.

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