NASA 13 Oct 2020

News Update on Launch of the Sea Level-Monitoring Satellite, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich


Tune in as experts from NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) discuss the upcoming launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a satellite that will collect the most accurate data yet on global sea levels.  The satellite is targeted for launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Nov. 10 at 2:31 p.m. EST, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is a historic U.S.-European partnership that will continue the legacy of previous missions and extend our records of sea level into the fourth decade, collecting accurate measurements of sea surface height down to the centimeter for 90% of the world's oceans.

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Together, U.S and European partners are preparing to launch the ocean-observing Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, the first of two identical satellites to head into Earth orbit to continue #SeeingTheSeas: collecting sea level observations for at least the next decade. Join us at 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST, 10 p.m. UTC) for a live prelaunch news conference to learn about the spacecraft, the partnerships, and the teams working together to assure a successful launch. Hear from experts at NASA, ESA, NASA's Launch Services program, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Space Force's 30th Space Wing. Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is targeted for liftoff Sat., Nov. 21 at 12:17 p.m. EST (9:17 a.m. PST, 5:17 p.m. UTC) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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