Copernicus Sentinel-6 will monitor sea level rise in real time
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes the upcoming mission of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, which will be launched this month from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Sentinel-6 will use radar altimetry to obtain near real-time measurements of sea surface height and wind speeds, which will help scientists monitor sea level rise.
The mission is a collaboration between ESA, the European Commission, EUMETSAT, NASA and NOAA, with support from the French space agency CNES.
The satellite is named after NASA’S former director of Earth Observation.
Video Credit: ESA