Mission: Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich

Credit: NASA

When did Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch?

November 21, 2020 (satellite A) and 2025 (satellite B)

Where is Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich?

830 miles (1,336 km) above Earth

What does Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich do?

Sentinel-6/Jason-CS includes two identical satellites scheduled to launch five years apart. These satellites will help us to understand ocean circulation. They will also help to measure and monitor global sea level rise. It will also capture measurements of the atmosphere that will help improve how we predict future weather and climate. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is an international partnership between the U.S. and Europe.

Learn more about NASA’s Sentinel-6/Jason-CS.